Author Agreement

Ball State University Libraries Author Agreement for the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology

This agreement takes effect upon acceptance of the Submission entitled ______________ ("Submission") for publication.

  • I hereby grant to Ball State University, including Ball State University Libraries and Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, the non-exclusive right to retain, reproduce and distribute the Submission in whole or in part, in print and electronic format and in any medium. This agreement does not represent a transfer of copyright to Ball State University.
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  • I represent and warrant to Ball State University that the work is my original work and that I have the authority as sole author and/or on behalf of my co-authors to grant the rights contained in this agreement. I also represent that the work does not, to the best of my knowledge, infringe or violate any rights of others.
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  • I understand that Ball State University may grant these same rights to the Journal entitled Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology (“Journal”) and its sponsoring associations entitled Counselors for Social Justice and Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Additionally, I grant the right to both Ball State University, the Journal, and the Sponsoring Associations to enter into agreements with third-party entities that grant any or all of the rights the author has granted to Ball State herein. This may include the rights necessary to print, index and abstract the Submission.
  • The Journal follows an open-access publishing model, meaning that all accepted Submissions will be publicly accessible on the Internet immediately upon publication. I understand that I may share a draft or preprint version of the Submission through a personal or institutional website prior to its publication in the Journal; however, I agree to refrain from distributing the accepted, peer-reviewed version of the Submission prior to its publication by the Journal.
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