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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Nevada Journal of Public Health 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 Nevada Journal of Public Health, 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 Nevada Journal of Public Health. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Nevada Journal of Public Health, please contact the editors.

Scholarly Review Process:

When manuscripts are received:

  1. An acknowledgement of receipt will be e-mailed to the author within three working days.
  2. The editor will screen all manuscripts for meeting NJPH guidelines and appropriateness of the manuscript for the journal. Manuscripts without proper formatting will be returned without review.
  3. Those manuscripts meeting the guidelines of the NJPH will be sent to one or two other reviewers who specialize in the public health area discussed in the manuscript. Reviewers will rate the paper as: Accept, Accept with Minor Editing, Resubmit for Review with Revision, or Reject.
  4. Conflicts in reviewer ratings will be resolved by the Editor, with final decisions resting with the Editor.
  5. All manuscripts accepted for publication become the property of the NPHA. All rights reserved. All authors submitting materials for publication are responsible for following copyright laws of the USA. The authors are responsible for obtaining permissions to republish photos, attachments, and other materials along with their manuscripts/multimedia presentations.

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Manuscript Preparation

Please submit manuscripts as e-mail attachments using WORD software.

Provide a brief cover letter indicating that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under review at another journal. Also describe any conflicts of interest that might exist (e.g. the article describes the effectiveness of a product in which the author has financial or other interests).

If the manuscript involves “research” indicate in the paper that the appropriate IRB has approved the study.

Formatting: 1 inch margins, page numbering top right, Times New Roman font, 12 point font.

Limit manuscripts to 25 pages of text, not counting the cover page, references or tables.

Provide continuous line numbering.

Provide a brief header with the manuscript title.

Manuscripts must be in American Psychological Association (APA) format. The NJPH is using a modified APA format with no underline except for hyperlinks.

Manuscript Sections to Include:

  • Cover page with the manuscript title, first authors’ names, academic credentials, current position, address, phone, and e-mail. Please list only names, titles and current positions of subsequent authors.
  • An abstract with a limit of 200 words, followed by two to four key words.
  • In the body of the article include introduction, methods, results and discussion sections.
  • The discussion should be followed by references (limit 35), tables, and acknowledgements (thank you messages, credits, and grants) as appropriate.
  • Tables and Figures – Insert tables and figures exactly where they belong within the article. Please make sure the tables and figures fit within the one-inch margin. All tables should be inserted as a TABLE in word processing and not as tabbed columns as is done in typing. Manuscripts with table columns tabbed will be returned without review. Long tables and figures should be listed as Appendices A-Z. Table numbers and headings are centered above the table, and figure numbers and headings are centered under the figure.

    Footnoting: Please do not use footnotes. Include the information within the body of your manuscript.

    Formatting of accepted manuscripts:

    The NJPH exists because of volunteered work. Because the final formatting of manuscripts is time and effort consuming, we are now asking those who have accepted manuscripts to assist with final formatting. Please refer to 2011 for examples. This post acceptance version of the manuscript should use: 1) New Times Roman, font size=12; 2) APA style; 3) single spacing; 4) 2 columns per page [although for wide tables it is permitted and recommended that only one column be used – see Demopoulos & Cochran, 2011, page 36]; 5) provide headers as is done in 2011 papers that can be seen in previous volumes of the NJPH; 6) do not include page numbers in the final version of the manuscript, they will be added by editorial staff.

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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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