Journal of Refugee & Global Health



Philosophy of Journal of Refugee & Global Health

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Refugee & Global Health 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. All submissions are checked for plagiarism and editors follow published COPE guidelines in cases of suspected plagiarism. By submitting material to Journal of Refugee & Global Health, 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 Refugee & Global Health. In addition, authors are required to indicate the appropriate response regarding the ethics of human and animal research as it relates to the content discussed in your manuscript. All submissions describing clinical research and/or research on human or animal subjects will be evaluated to ensure that ethical requirements are met and described in the Methods section. Failure to meet requirements may be grounds for rejection. If in question, we reserve the right to contact the author’s institution. If issues are discovered after publication, a correction or retraction may be issued as appropriate. Authors are asked during the submission process to select one of the following responses that best indicates the IRB approval status:

  • Prior approval has been obtained for human or animal subjects research by an IRB or equivalent ethics committee, with name and number included in the Methods section of the manuscript.
  • This manuscript is exempt from review by an IRB or equivalent ethics committee and the reason is detailed in the Methods section.
  • This manuscript does not involve human or animal subjects and does not require IRB Approval.

If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Refugee & Global Health, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Refugee & Global Health 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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Rights for Authors and ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Author(s) submitting to Journal of Refugee & Global Health 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 4.0 International License. Creative Commons License

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's 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 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 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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