Philosophy of Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby 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 Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby, 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 Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

TheJournal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby 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 and Digital Commons @ Colby

By giving your express permission you are agreeing to the following Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby Copyright and Distribution Agreement..

Original Work and Rights Statement

You certify that the manuscript is your original work and that you have the right to grant the permissions contained within this agreement. You also certify that, to the best of your knowledge, your work does not infringe upon anyone else’s copyright, patent rights, trade secrets, or trademarks, nor does it constitute defamation, invasion of privacy, or other rights of any person or entity. Material such as video, images, music, or data sets owned by third parties and included in your work is acknowledged and appropriately cited. When legally required, signed statements have been attached from the owners of any such material, allowing distribution as specified in this form. Furthermore, if your project includes interviews, you have included signed permissions from the interviewees to make their interviews public.

Personal Copyright

You as the author or creator of the submitted manuscript retain all ownership rights to the copyright of your work. You also retain the right to use all or part of your manuscript in future works (such as articles, books, websites, etc).

Rights to Colby

By submitting your manuscript, you grant to Colby College the non-exclusive right to digitally archive, and if appropriate, make this thesis accessible, via Digital Commons @ Colby, to the Colby College community and make it available outside of the college, retrievable through the Internet. You also agree that Colby College may, without changing the content, convert your digital copy to any medium or format necessary for the purpose of long-term preservation. Responsibility for any copyright infringement of your work, downloaded from Digital Commons @ Colby, will fall solely upon the infringing user. You also understand that you may request, in writing, that your work be suppressed from Digital Commons @ Colby. Upon receipt of such a written notice, Colby College will cease and desist from making your work available.

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 Digital Commons @ Colby website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons @ Colby service or software in any way.

The failure of Digital Commons @ Colby 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 Digital Commons @ Colby and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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