Policies for Journal of Indigenous Research
- Philosophy of Journal of Indigenous Research
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@USU
Philosophy of Journal of Indigenous Research
For more information, please see Journal of Indigenous Research Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Indigenous Research 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 might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles may be summaries of previously printed articles. but not printed in its entirety. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to
Journal of Indigenous Research has some general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. They include:
a. Be no more than 700 to 1000 words including.
b. Be readable and not full of research jargon.
c. State some outcome from the research.
d. Explain the importance of the outcome for Indian people.
e. Note the consultation help of a community member, (preferably as a co-author).
f. Be from the areas of the Environment, Public Health, Psychology, Education, or General Health research.
g. APA Style.
There are also rules governing the formatting of the final 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 high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@USU
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@USU 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 DigitalCommons@USU, requires credit to DigitalCommons@USU as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@USU © 2013).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@USU 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(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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The failure of DigitalCommons@USU 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 DigitalCommons@USU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.