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Philosophy of Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice

For more information, please see Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice About This Journal page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice 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. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this rule might exist if the author or authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles 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 Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice, 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 Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice, please contact the editor in chief.

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Formatting Requirements

The Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice expects all submissions to follow the APA 6th Citation Style formatting of articles upon initial submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a Microsoft Word or RTF file that can be submitted.

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Rights for Authors and FireScholars

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to FireScholars all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of FireScholars, requires credit to FireScholars as copyright holder (e.g., FireScholars © 2020).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from FireScholars 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 and/or digital archive(s) is/are not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • 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)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); 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.

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

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of FireScholars 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 FireScholars and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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