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Philosophy of The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections

For more information, please see The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections 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

Research Involving Human Subjects

Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing this, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate, must appear in all manuscripts reporting such research. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript. Further information and documentation to support this should be made available to the Editor on request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the Editor believes the research has not been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework.

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Research Involving Animals

For research involving vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates a statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines (e.g. The International Council for Laboratory Animal Science - ICLAS) and/or ethical approval (including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate) must be included in the manuscript. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript.

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For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. For manuscript reporting studies involving vulnerable groups (for example unconscious patients) where there is the potential for coercion (for example prisoners) or where consent may not have been fully informed, manuscripts will be considered at the editors discretion.

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Competing Interests

Authors are required to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. Submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no competing interests, they should state that "The authors have no competing interests to declare." The Editor(s) may ask for further information relating to competing interests. Editors and/or reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and may be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.

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Duplicate Publication

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. All submissions are checked for plagiarism and editors follow published COPE guidelines in cases of suspected plagiarism.

Please confirm that the figures/images are completely original work of the author, never published before, not based on published work. If replicated from other published sources, please provide appropriate citation and copyright information.

In addition, by submitting material to The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections, 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 The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections, please contact the editors.

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Peer Review

All research articles and review articles published in the The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections undergo thorough peer review. This usually involves double-blind review by two independent peer reviewers.

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Formatting Requirements

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation 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 as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF 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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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium requires credit to ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository as copyright holder (e.g., ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository © 2018).
This policy is compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License Creative Commons License.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository service or software in any way.

The failure of ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's 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 ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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