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Who Can Submit?

All research and submitted manuscripts must be coauthored by educators from the university and partners in P-12 schools or community agencies. Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in scholarlypartnershipsedu 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).

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 scholarlypartnershipsedu, 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 scholarlypartnershipsedu. If you have concerns about the submission terms for scholarlypartnershipsedu, please contact the editors at scholarlypartnerships@ipfw.edu.

Formatting Requirements

Manuscripts, including text, quotations, figures, tables, references, and photographs must meet the style requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition, 2001). Authors should follow the sections on "Manuscript Preparation and Sample Paper" (pp. 283-320), "Elements and Examples of References in APA Style" (pp. 231-281), and "Checklist for Manuscript Submission" (pp. 379-383). Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements will be returned to the authors and may delay a timely review. Manuscripts should be typed or word processed using Microsoft Word and should not exceed 5,000 words in length.

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Rights for Authors and Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW 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 Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW, requires credit to Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW as copyright holder (e.g., Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW © 2017).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW 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 at scholarlypartnerships@ipfw.edu.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW website and/or software agree not to misuse the Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW service or software in any way.

The failure of Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW 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 Opus: Research & Creativity at IPFW and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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