- Philosophy of The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Attribution and Usage Policies
- Allegations of Research Misconduct
- Authorship and Contributions
- General Terms and Conditions of Use
Philosophy of The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections
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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).
General Submission Rules
Research Involving Human SubjectsResearch 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.
Research Involving AnimalsFor 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.
ConsentFor 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.
Competing InterestsAuthors 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.
Duplicate PublicationSubmitted 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.
Peer ReviewAll 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.
Formatting RequirementsThe 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.
Attribution and Usage PoliciesAuthor(s) submitting to the University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections retain full copyright in the submitted article and therefore can exercise copyright accordingly and consistently with governing copyright law. Upon acceptance, author(s) will grant the University of Louisville a nonexclusive license to publish the submitted article subject to the other terms and conditions of the JRI publication agreement signed by author(s) and any requirements governing any Creative Commons licenses affixed to the journal and individual articles.
This policy is compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License .