Philosophy of Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy

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Who Can Submit?

Current residential and online undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy 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 Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy, 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 Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

The Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy publishes research articles, book reviews, and national security analysis articles.

  • Research article submissions should be between 7-12 pages of single-spaced content.
  • Book review submissions should be between 3-6 pages of single-spaced content.
  • National security analysis articles should be between 2-5 pages of single-spaced content.

Upon initial submission to the Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy, authors should have their articles formatted in Turabian Notes-Bibliography with 1-inch margins. Submissions should be single-spaced, with 12-point Times New Roman font for content and 10-point Times New Roman font for footnotes. Authors should leave a space above and below all headings. Submitted documents should not include a title page or an abstract page. Additionally, there are further 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 Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted into 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 and Scholars Crossing

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain all copyright in the article.

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Permission to Reuse Content

All requests for permission to reuse content published inLiberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy should be emailed to the editors.:

    People who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

    The failure of Scholars Crossing 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 Scholars Crossing and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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