Philosophy of New England Journal of Public Policy

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in New England Journal of Public Policy 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 must not have been previously published or 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 New England Journal of Public Policy, 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 New England Journal of Public Policy. If you have concerns about the submission terms for New England Journal of Public Policy, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

New England Journal of Public Policy has general rules about the formatting of articles for initial submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.

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Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks at UMass Boston

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to ScholarWorks at UMass Boston 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 ScholarWorks at UMass Boston, requires credit to ScholarWorks at UMass Boston as copyright holder (e.g., ScholarWorks at UMass Boston © 2023).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from ScholarWorks at UMass Boston 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), 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 noncommercial
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a noncommercial open-access institutional repository or other noncommercial 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 may have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series)
  • Posting of the article on a noncommercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author

Authors 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 ScholarWorks at UMass Boston website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks at UMass Boston service or software in any way.

The failure of ScholarWorks at UMass Boston 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 ScholarWorks at UMass Boston and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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