•  
  •  
 

Policies

Contents

Philosophy of Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs

For more information, please see Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs About This Journal page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs 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).

{ top }

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 Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs, 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 Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs, please contact the editors.

{ top }

Formatting Requirements

Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, 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.

{ top }

Copyright and Rights for Authors and PDXScholar

As a condition of publication in Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs, all authors agree to the following terms of licensing/copyright ownership:

  • Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs retains a non-exclusive license to publish the work, but copyright for all work published in the journal is retained by the author(s).
  • Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs is granted non-exclusive electronic representation and distribution rights to Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs contents.
  • Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. The final publisher's PDF and post-print versions should include a citation and link to the journal's website.

{ top }

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

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

{ top }