Philosophy of College Student Affairs Leadership

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Who Can Submit?

Any currently enrolled (under)graduate student may submit and/or lead an original article to be considered for publication in College Student Affairs Leadership provided they own 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). Graduate student may partner with other authors as long as the lead author is currently in graduate school during submission.

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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. In addition, by submitting material to College Student Affairs Leadership, 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 College Student Affairs Leadership. If you have concerns about the submission terms for College Student Affairs Leadership, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

College Student Affairs Leadership has general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial 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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Open Access Policy

The Editorial and Advisory Boards of the College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL) is committed to disseminating research and scholarship as widely as possible. All works published in CSAL is freely and immediately available on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

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Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks@GVSU

Authors retain all copyright in their work, and may share, re-publish, adapt, and use their article however they wish.

Each author also grants to College Student Affairs Leadership, Grand Valley State University, and ScholarWorks@GVSU permission to make available their work and to exercise the copyright of their article. In addition, each author grants College Student Affairs Leadership, Grand Valley State University, and ScholarWorks@GVSU non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide rights to exercise the copyright relating to their work as long as it is not-for-profit.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the ScholarWorks@GVSU website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks@GVSU service or software in any way.

The failure of ScholarWorks@GVSU 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 ScholarWorks@GVSU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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