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Philosophy of Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

For more information, please see Journal of Human Sciences and Extension Aims and Scope on the About the Journal page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Human Sciences and Extension 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). In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 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 Human Sciences and Extension.

A cover letter is required that:

  • Identifies manuscript type and content area;
  • Describes ethical guidelines followed, including whether IRB approval was received (if applicable);
  • States that manuscript has not been previously published and is not under consideration by another publication;
  • Lists other publications by current authors using the same data, methods, or sample (if applicable);
  • Provides evidence that permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources;
  • States that manuscript has been reviewed and approved by all authors as well as any other responsible authorities; and
  • Lists contact information for corresponding author.

Authors are responsible for determining if any material submitted is subject to copyright or ownership rights. If such a determination is made, authors are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and must submit evidence of this permission along with the manuscript.

The following manuscript page limits apply:

  • Original Research: Maximum of 20 pages.
  • Brief Reports: Maximum of 9 pages.
  • Practice and Pedagogy: Maximum of 20 pages.
  • Theory: Maximum of 20 pages.
  • Emerging Scholarship: Maximum of 20 pages.
  • To the Point: Maximum of 1 page.
  • Book and Media Reviews: Maximum of 4 pages.

Tables, charts, figures, and graphs are counted in the maximum page limits. However, the abstract and references are not counted in the page limits.

If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Specific formatting requirements should be followed when submitting a manuscript to Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. See Submission Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article in Microsoft Word format that can be converted to a PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) 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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Rights for Authors and Scholars Junction

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Scholars Junction 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 Scholars Junction, requires credit to Scholars Junction as copyright holder (e.g., Scholars Junction © 2022).

Personal-use Exceptions

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

The failure of Scholars Junction 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 Scholars Junction and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Publication Agreement

  1. License:
    1. The Author hereby grants to JHSE a royalty-free, transferable, worldwide license to
      1. Publish, copy, reproduce, display, distribute, and use the Article in any manner or form (electronic, print or otherwise), either separately or as part of a collective work, including but not limited to a license to publish the Article as a part of the JHSE online journal and in any other format electronic, print or otherwise; and
      2. Copy and distribute individual reprints of the Article, authorize reproduction of the entire Article in another publication (electronic, print, or otherwise).
    2. It is expressly understood and agreed that JHSE shall have the right, without limiting the other rights granted herein, to authorize other parties to publish, reproduce, display, distribute or use of the Article or an abstract thereof in electronic media and by means of computerized retrieval systems (such as Westlaw and Lexis) and similar forms.
    3. In order to grant to JHSE the right of first publication, this license shall be exclusive for a period of one (1) year commencing on the signing of this agreement by JHSE after which time it will become non-exclusive.
    4. This license and any rights granted herein to JHSE may be assigned, transferred or sublicensed by JHSE.
  2. Copyright: The Author shall retain copyright to the Article.
  3. Attribution: The Author agrees to attribute Journal of Human Sciences and Extension as the journal of first publication in any future uses of the Article.
  4. The Author agrees and acknowledges that Author will receive no royalties or other payments from the Journal or any assignees or sublicenses of JHSE for the use of the Article or the exercise of any of the rights granted herein.
  5. Publication: The decision whether to publish the Article is solely at the discretion of the JHSE. JHSE can at its sole discretion decide not to publish the article at any time.
  6. Representations and Warranties: The Author represents and warrants to the JHSE that
    • the Article is original;
    • Author has full power to make this Agreement;
    • Author is the sole author;
    • Author has not previously published, or agreed to publish, the Article in whole or in part elsewhere, except as Author has informed the JHSE in writing;
    • Author has used all reasonable care to ensure that all facts and statements in the Article are true; and
    • the Article is not defamatory nor does it (nor will JHSE’s publishing of it) violate any rights of privacy, common law or statutory copyrights, or other personal property rights. Should the Article contain material that requires written permission, such permission shall be obtained by the Author at Author’s own expense from the copyright owner and sent to the executive editor of the JHSE. Click here to review the publication agreement.

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Privacy Statement

The data collected from registered and nonregistered users of Journal of Human Sciences and Extension falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. Basic personal information, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation, is collected from registered users. This information is collected to make communication possible for the editorial process and to provide notification about new publications. Any communications (e.g., via e-mail or website) will be archived.

Web analytics services (e.g., Google Analytics) are used to collect information about the use of this site. Information collected from both registered and nonregistered users could include device and browser information, IP address, referral and exit URLs, date/time of visit, geographic location, pages visited, time spent on these pages, click stream, and number of visits. The editorial team uses this aggregated data on readership behaviors to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

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