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JSMAHS Policies

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Philosophy of Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

For more information, please see Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association provided he or she owns 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).

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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 Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, 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 Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, please contact the editors.

* NOTE: Effective 10/01/2015 - The JSMAHS reserves the right to withdraw a submission that has been reviewed and sent back to the author(s) for edits and resubmission after 30 days.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association 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 Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association are protected by copyright. Authors retain the copyright for their content published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association.

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 Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. 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 Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association content that exceeds these exceptions requires permission from the article author who is the copyright holder. Libraries interested in printing a paper from the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association 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.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

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

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