- Philosophy of the The Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Copyright, Author Rights, & Creative Commons
- General Terms and Conditions of Use
Philosophy of the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy
For more information, please see the Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Original undergraduate work from Gettysburg College students and alumni who have graduated within the past five years may be submitted for publication consideration in the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy provided the submitter owns the copyright to the work being submitted. Authors are the initial copyright owners of their unpublished works. Research articles, white papers, book reviews, and research notes in any department will be considered as long as the subject has a broader policy implication.
In cases of research involving human subjects, the author is responsible for maintaining proof of appropriate Institutional Review Board approval. Research conducted without IRB approval cannot be published.
The Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy publishes annually each spring. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time, but they must be received by December 31st at 11:59 pm EST for consideration for publication the following spring.
General Submission Rules
To submit an article, authors must create a free account in The Cupola. Authors will be prompted to so when they submit their manuscript. This account will be used to monitor the process of the submission. If the author is published, this account will also allow them to receive monthly download reports for their work.
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in a 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 Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy.
If you have concerns about the submission terms for the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy, please contact the editors.
The Gettysburg Journal for Public policy requires APA citations and Times New Roman, 12-point font (see Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details). Although the editors 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 file, or a Microsoft Word file.
Copyright, Author Rights, & Creative Commons
Authors who submit to the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy agree to the following terms:
- The author retains copyright of the work.
- The author grants the Gettysburg College Public Policy program and The Cupola a non-exclusive license to print, publish, reproduce, and/or distribute the work in print and/or online, and to market the work. This means that the author gives the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy permission to publish the work, but the author maintains ownership over the work and may grant additional non-exclusive licenses to others in the future. For example, after a work is published in the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy, the author may revise it and submit it to another journal for consideration.
- Authors who are selected to be published will be required to select an appropriate Creative Commons license to publish their work with the help of a librarian and an editorial board member. For more information about Creative Commons, visit their website.
- The author agrees not to publish the submitted work in print or digital form prior to publication by the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy.
- The author must accept full responsibility for the content of the article, including the reuse of copyrighted materials within the Article that fall outside the realm of Fair Use.
- Please be aware that after an issue of the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy is published, individual works cannot be revised or removed.
- Please note that search engines (such as Google and Google Scholar) will index works in the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy and works will be findable on the open web now and in the future.
All authors will have the chance to review the Submission Agreement before submitting their work. Please read this over carefully before submitting.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
The Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy is an open access journal, meaning it is freely available on the open web for anyone to access and read. The contents of this journal are protected by copyright; users agree to abide by U.S. copyright law when using this site.
Users of The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College website and/or software agree not to misuse the The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College service or software in any way. Editors of the Gettysburg Journal for Public Policy agree to evaluate and peer-review all submissions in a prompt manner and communicate decisions and desired revisions to the author. Administrators of The Cupola agree to fulfill any/all duties mentioned in the journal’s policies. If any part of the journal’s policies or submission agreement is found to be invalid, the remainder of the policies and submission agreement remain valid and enforced.
These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.