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Missouri S&T’s Peer to Peer

Policies

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Who Can Submit?

Any undergraduate student at Missouri S&T may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Missouri S&T’s Peer to Peer provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor be forthcoming, in an archival journal or book, either print or electronic. (Please note: Inclusion in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication.) In addition, by submitting material to Missouri S&T’s Peer to Peer, 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 Missouri S&T’s Peer to Peer. If you have questions about the submission terms for Missouri S&T’s Peer to Peer, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Missouri S&T’s Peer to Peer has no rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. The final version, however, must conform to Missouri S&T’s Peer to Peer formatting requirements. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.

Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce a high-quality, digital PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file. Note that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are and can be no guarantees that documents in PDF will be entirely compatible with all possible hardware and software configurations.

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Rights for Authors and Scholars' Mine

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, authors assign to Scholars' Mine 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 Scholars' Mine, requires credit to Scholars' Mine as copyright holder (e.g., Scholars' Mine © 2018).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholars' Mine:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.) owned by the author(s), provided that no modifications are made to either the format or content (including copyright notification) of the article stored and that media are not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author's or authors' 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 or authors' place of employment (e.g., a phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota may include her article 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(s) at a university or college employing the author(s).

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

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of Scholars' Mine 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 in question and other provisions of the Submission Agreement, and that these policies shall remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Scholars' Mine and the author(s) regarding submission of the article.

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