Philosophy of Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

For more information, please see Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 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).

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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 Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 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 Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, please contact the editors.

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Article Processing Charge

Upon acceptance of the article,  a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) of $1000 will be charged. The APC is charged to you or your funder, institution, or employer. This fee covers the cost of publication and ensures that the article will be freely available. Once the APC has been processed, the article will be prepared for publication and can appear online.

The article processing charge will be charged for all articles submitted after February 1, 2021 and publishing after July 1, 2021.

Formatting Requirements

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice requests that you utilize the template and formatting instructions provided. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details, download a final submission template, or look at an example of a finished PDF. 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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It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission from copyright holders for reproducing illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations. This includes copyright of the author's own material. Papers without correct permissions will not be published.

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Peer-Review Policy

All artices are sent out for review. The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers in addition to a member of the Journal's Editorial Board. Journal of Research in Technical Careers utilizes a double-blind peer-review process. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor, who makes the final decision. Reviewer comments are provided directly to authors.

Additionally, potential authors should be aware that all authors of accepted manuscripts will be automatically added to our list of future reviewers.

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Review Response Requirements

A detailed summary outlining the reviewer comments and the associated revisions should be included in the cover letter with the submission of the revised manuscript.

Editors expect that all reviewer comments are address when the article is resubmitted. Failure to do so will result in the manuscript being rejected.

Rights for Authors Digital Scholarship@UNLV

As further described in the submission agreement , in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain the copyright to their article, Digital Scholarship@UNLV

the authors retain the copyright to their article, please and add attribution using CC-BY-NC-ND)  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 share and redistribute the material in any medium or format) 

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 © 2023).

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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Becoming a Reviewer

The Journal is seeking qualified reviewers with a strong background in scholarly works related to the specific content areas addressed in our journal. If interested, please submit your information via the following form: