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Policies

ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy

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Philosophy of ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy

For more information, please see ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social 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 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.

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Formatting Requirements

Submission: Authors must forward a complete MS Word copy to earlcarlinstitute@tmslaw.tsu.edu.

Guidelines: The manuscript, including all references, tables, figures, and appendices must not exceed 30 8 ½” x 11” pages. All manuscripts submitted to the Journal must follow the format and style of the Chicago Manual of Style and/or the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Tables and figures should be kept to a minimum and included at the end of the text. All text (including title, references, quotations, figure captions, and tables) must be typed DOUBLE-SPACED with 1-inch margins all around in Times New Roman 12 point font. Pages must be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.

Author Affiliation: The first page of the paper should contain the article title, full name(s) of author(s), email addresses, academic and/or professional affiliations, and the complete mailing address of the person to whom all correspondence should be sent.

All questions should be directed to the Journal Editor at (713) 313-1139, Email: earlcarlinstitute@tmslaw.tsu.edu.

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Rights for Authors and The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository

In consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

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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 The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository, requires credit to The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository as copyright holder (e.g., The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository © 2011).

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Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository 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 sociology professor at the University of South Houston can have her article appear in the University of South Houston's Department of Sociology 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 The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository service or software in any way.

    The failure of The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository 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 The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Institutional Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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