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Sustain Magazine

Policies

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Philosophy

Sustain Magazine is an educational resource for students, faculty, and the public about current sustainability research, topics, and issues. By curating a selection of accurate and timely themed pieces, Sustain Magazine seeks to demonstrate the interrelationships between the environment and the many dimensions of human health. The articles contained within Sustain Magazine reflect scientific, scholarly work, studies, findings, and observations and reflect reality in an unbiased, nonpartisan manner. ThroughSustain Magazine the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville seeks to translate research into actionable knowledge by highlighting innovations in sustainable development, replicable strategies to increase sustainable practices, and lessons learned and best practices from research studies, trials, and tested interventions.

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Sustain Magazine provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or are 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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Formatting Requirements

Sustain Magazine 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 Microsoft Word 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

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 ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository, requires credit to ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository as copyright holder (e.g., ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository © 2019).

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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