Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- Appropriate research ethics including: originality, proper reference, citation, and documentation practices are followed.
- The submission file is a PDF, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format—or presentation formats must be in video and/or audio format.
- Must be working with a faculty mentor or sponsor (such as a class instructor).
- Readable/viewable information is provided that is free from grammar, spelling, and ethical issues.
- Academic practices for font and stylistic continuity have been followed.
- If applicable, the work is approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) & these procedures are complete before article submission, and the author worked with a faculty mentor for oversight of this aspect of the project. (IRB may not apply to your submission if you’re not researching human subjects.) Indiana University policies that describe uses of IRB can be found at https://policies.iu.edu/policies/rp-11-004-research-human-subjects/index.html
- A reference list or "Creative-Work” statement is included, and where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- Read the below copyright notice.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- A signed author contract is submitted to Sue McFadden, email@example.com. (The link to the author contract can be found in the section, "What happens after my work is submitted?")
- Register for an account to begin the submission process.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
- Student authors waive FERPA rights for only the publication of the author submitted works.
Specifically: Students of Indiana University East voluntarily agree to submit their own works to The Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East, with full understanding of FERPA rights and in recognition that for this one, specific instance they understand that The Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East is Public and Open Access. Additionally, the Journal is viewable via the Internet and searchable via Indiana University, Google, and Google-Scholar search engines.