Rights for Authors and The Foundation Review

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The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) of open access articles and do not require further permission from The Foundation Review provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, includes a DOI link to the version on ScholarWorks, and notes that the work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License copyright notification:

  • Posting of the article on the author(s)'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., Nonprofit professors at Grand Valley State University can have their articles appear in the Grand Valley's School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration’s department online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author(s) at the university or college employing the author(s).

Individuals seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should .

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Abstracting is permitted with credit to the source.

Sponsored articles and articles that have been in publication for two years or more will be unlocked and published open access as a free download. Open access articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Permission may be requested to photocopy or reproduce materials in articles that are locked for subscribers by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center, or by sending an email to . Please contact with any questions.

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Foundation Review is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. In order to meet these requirements, we follow the guidelines for best practices published by the Committee on Publication Ethics. Below is a summary of our key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers, and authors.

    Editors’ responsibilities:
  • Review manuscripts based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or religious or political beliefs of the authors;
  • Verify manuscripts’ authenticity using Safe Assign by Blackboard;
  • Adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of any ethical or conflict nature and give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints;
  • Ensure the integrity of the publication review process; Editors and any editorial staff must disclose any conflict of interest regarding items reviewed or published.
  • Handle submissions for sponsored or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered without commercial influence; and
  • Ensure that any corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies are published in a timely manner.
Reviewers’ responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the decision-making process, and assist in improving the quality of the published article by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner with no personal criticism of the author;
  • Review manuscripts based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or religious or political beliefs of the authors;
  • Express views clearly with supporting arguments;
  • Point out relevant published work which is not yet cited;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author, without retaining or copying the manuscript; and
  • Disclose conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any author or institutions connected to the manuscript under review, if necessary withdrawing services for that manuscript.
Authors’ responsibilities:
  • Confirm that all work in the submitted manuscript is original;
  • Acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources and obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources;
  • Ensure that manuscripts that report on research involving human subjects (e.g., surveys, simulations, experiments, interviews) comply with relevant Human Subject Ethical requirements;
  • Guarantee that manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have been submitted with the full knowledge of their institution; and
  • Notify the editor if a significant error in their publication is identified and cooperate with the editor to publish an erratum, addendum, or to retract the paper.

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The Foundation Review participates in industry-standard preservation tools. It is preserved in CLOCKSS and Portico, the two leading preservation archives that guarantee persistent access for the long term. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) from the CrossRef organization to ensure they can always be found.

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