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Philosophy of Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research

For more information, please see Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research About This Journal page.

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Who Can Submit?

Any Seton Hall undergraduate may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research 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). We welcome work completed no earlier than Spring 2016.

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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 Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research, 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 Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research. Specifically, by submitting an article, the author(s) warrant that the following conditions have been met:

  1. You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author(s));
  2. the author(s) must have approved the work for publication;
  3. the author(s) must have agreed to submit the article to the Journal;
  4. the author(s) must accept full responsibility for the content of the Article;
  5. the Article must be the Author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury
  6. the Article must not have been previously published, is not pending review elsewhere, and will not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal.

If you have concerns about the submission terms for Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research, please contact the editors.

Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. The Journal is not under any obligation to publish the Article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account.

If the Journal agrees to publish the Article, in order to expedite the publishing process and enable the Journal to circulate your work to the fullest extent, you hereby agree that upon publication, the following is automatically assigned to the publisher: all copyright in and to the Article for the full term of the copyright and all renewals and extensions.

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Formatting Requirements

Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, guidelines governing the formatting of prospective submissions that can help speed the process. See Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although the editors can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce a readable electronic version of the article for consideration.

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 eRepository @ Seton Hall

As described above under General Submission Rules, in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to eRepository @ Seton Hall 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 eRepository @ Seton Hall, requires credit to eRepository @ Seton Hall as copyright holder (e.g., eRepository @ Seton Hall © 2019).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from eRepository @ Seton Hall 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 eRepository @ Seton Hall website and/or software agree not to misuse the eRepository @ Seton Hall service or software in any way.

The failure of eRepository @ Seton Hall 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 eRepository @ Seton Hall and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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