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Policies

Contents

  • Who Can Submit?
  • General Submission Rules
  • Formatting Requirements
  • Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks
  • Attribution and Usage Policies
  • Personal-use Exceptions
  • General Terms and Conditions of Use
  • Who Can Submit?

    Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Social Change provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article.

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    General Submission Rules

    Submitted manuscripts cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to the Journal of Social Change, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal of Social Change. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Social Change please contact the editors.

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    Formatting Requirements

    Manuscripts should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). If other styles are used in an initial submission, please note that the author(s) will be responsible for converting to a format consistent with the APA 6th Edition guidelines if accepted for publication in the http://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/jsc.All manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft™ .doc or .rtf file.

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    Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks

    As further described in the Submission Agreement, in being considered for publication, the authors assigns to ScholarWorks all copyright to the article, subject to the expansive personal-use exceptions described below.

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    Attribution and Usage Policies

    Reproducing, posting, transmitting, or otherwise distributing or using the article or any material therein—in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exception or by written agreement from ScholarWorks—requires credit to ScholarWorks as copyright holder(e.g., ScholarWorks © 2011).

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    Personal-use Exceptions

    The following uses are always permitted to the author and do not require further permission from ScholarWorks provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

    • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author;
    • Posting of the article on the author's personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
    • Posting of the article on the Internet as part of a non-commercial, open access institutional repository or other non-commercial, open access publication site affiliated with the author's place of employment; and
    • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

    Authors seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the contact the editors.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the ScholarWorks website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks service or software in any way.

    The failure of ScholarWorks to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Walden University Publishing and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

    The views and statements expressed in this journal do not necessarily reflect the views of Walden University, LLC, any of its affiliates or any other person involved in the production and distribution thereof (collectively “Walden”). Walden does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of those views or statements and does not accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from any reliance on the views, statements and subject matter of the journal.

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    Updated February, 2012