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Philosophy of International ResearchScape Journal

For more information, please see International ResearchScape Journal Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Undergraduate BGSU students who have a letter of support from a faculty mentor may submit an original work with an international scope to be considered for publication in International ResearchScape Journal provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works.

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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 International ResearchScape Journal, 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 International ResearchScape Journal. If you have concerns about the submission terms for International ResearchScape Journal, please contact the editors.

Instructions for Authors:
Submissions should range in length from 15 to 50 double-spaced pages and should not have been published before. Papers may include, but are not limited to, topics that address American foreign policies, international business, colonialism and nationalism, intercultural communication, cultural studies, global environmental studies, world history, world literature and film, demographics, foreign language skills, globalization, and international experiences.

What to Submit:
  1. An email attachment of the entire manuscript (as a .doc or .docx file). The manuscript should include a complete list of references in MLA format.
  2. A cover page that includes the author’s name, mailing address, email address, major(s), minor(s), and expected date of graduation.
  3. A short abstract (50-100 words) that summarizes the paper.
  4. A letter of support from your faculty mentor.

How to Submit:
Students should contact one of their BGSU instructors and indicate their interest in publishing a paper in the International ResearchScape Journal. Via email, each student author should share an electronic copy of his or her paper with the instructor.

By submitting a paper to the instructor, the author (a) acknowledges his or her consent to publish the document in the International ResearchScape Journal and (b) confirms that the paper consists of original, unpublished work. The instructor, who will become the faculty mentor, will review the submission; if the paper is acceptable, the faculty mentor will advise the student and help him or her finalize the paper for publication. Once the faculty mentor deems the manuscript fit for publication, the student will submit the polished paper and the faculty mentor’s letter of support to the journal.

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Formatting Requirements

International ResearchScape Journal 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

All materials in the International ResearchScape Journalare protected by copyright. Authors retain the copyright for their content published in the International ResearchScape Journal.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, requires credit to the article author as copyright holder. Permission does not need to be obtained for downloading, printing, or linking to ScholarWorks@BGSU content. Individuals have the right to download and print a personal copy of materials in the International ResearchScape Journal. Unless otherwise indicated, individuals do not have the right to make additional copies, post, or distribute any of the materials, unless the use meets a reasonable determination of fair use. Any use of the International ResearchScape Journal content that exceeds these exceptions requires permission from the article author who is the copyright holder. Libraries interested in printing a paper from the International ResearchScape Journal for their permanent collection should contact the journal editors responsible for posting the paper. The requesting library can then gain copyright clearance from the paper's author(s). People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Article Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Article 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 Article Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Article Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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