Philosophy of the Gettysburg Social Sciences Review

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Who Can Submit?

Original undergraduate work may be submitted for consideration of publication in the Gettysburg Social Sciences Review provided the submitter owns the copyright to the work being submitted or are authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are generally the initial copyright owners of their unpublished works. The article must be completed while the author is an undergraduate. Research will be accepted from graduates who completed their article as an undergraduate. Research articles as well as book reviews in the subject of Sociology will be accepted.

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 Social Sciences Review publishes bi-annually: once in the fall and once in the spring. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time.

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General Submission Rules

To submit an article, authors must create a free account in The Cupola. You will be prompted to so when you submit your article. This account will be used to monitor the process of your submission. If you are published, this account will also allow you to receive monthly download reports for your 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 Social Sciences Review, 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 Social Sciences Review.

If you have concerns about the submission terms for the Gettysburg Social Sciences Review, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

The Gettysburg Social Sciences Review has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. Authors of accepted articles will be contacted by editors about these requirements (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, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

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Copyright and Author Rights

Authors who submit to the Gettysburg Social Sciences Review agree to the following terms:

  • The author retains copyright of the work.
  • The author grants the Gettysburg College Sociology Department 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 Social Sciences Review 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 Social Sciences Review, the author may revise it and submit it to another journal for consideration.
  • The author agrees not to publish the submitted work in print or digital form prior to publication by the Gettysburg Social Sciences Review.
  • 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 Social Sciences Review 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 Social Sciences Review 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.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

The Gettysburg Social Sciences Review 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 Social Sciences Review 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.

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