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Governance: The Political Science Journal at UNLV

Governance: The Political Science Journal at UNLV

Policies

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Open Access

Governance is an open access journal, meaning that all volumes are made publicly available online free of cost. Articles published in Governance have undergone a double blind review process to ensure the quality of the publication. There is no cost to submit an article to Governance.

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Peer-Review

All submissions, after a preliminary screening by the editors for appropriate subject matter, are subjected to a double-blind review process by faculty in the political science field. To this end, authors will be asked to leave any identifying information or institutional affiliations out of their article text. Instead, this information may be left in the cover page for the editors, along with a note on why the author feels this submission is appropriate for Governance.

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Who Can Submit?

Any undergraduate student may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Governance 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. Students who have graduated in the months preceding the submission deadline may submit work they completed as an undergraduate student for consideration. 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).

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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 Governance 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 Governance . If you have concerns about the submission terms for Governance , please contact the editors.

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Submission Requirements

Submitted works should be roughly 15 to 20 pages in length, and submitted in either pdf, Word, or rtf file formats. All references should be appropriately cited and should follow your text after a line break. Text should be 12pt and Times New Roman or other similar font.

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Formatting Requirements

Governance 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.

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Rights for Authors and Digital Scholarship@UNLV

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

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital Scholarship@UNLV 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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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Digital Scholarship@UNLV website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Scholarship@UNLV service or software in any way.

The failure of Digital Scholarship@UNLV 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 Digital Scholarship@UNLV and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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