- Philosophy of Bioethics in Faith and Practice
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Cedarville
Philosophy of Bioethics in Faith and Practice
Bioethics in Faith and Practice is a scholarly publication of the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University. The focus of this new journal is Health Care Ethics, but it will also include articles of a more theoretical nature. Though it will emphasize Judeo-Christian values, we will be open to a large variety of voices, including secular ones. We welcome contributions from many disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, chaplaincy, and social work. Theologians and other academic scholars are also included in this invitation. For more information, please see Bioethics in Faith and Practice Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Bioethics in Faith and Practice 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).
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 Bioethics in Faith and Practice, 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 Bioethics in Faith and Practice. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Bioethics in Faith and Practice, please contact the editors.
Although Bioethics in Faith and Practice has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission, we do request that initial submissions be double-spaced. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although the journal may be able to 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.
Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Cedarville
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@Cedarville the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible the article in all forms of media, now or hereafter known.
Attribution and Usage Policies
The author, as copyright holder, retains the rights of reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption and/or by the Submission Agreement.
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@Cedarville provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
- Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
- Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
- Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the DigitalCommons@Cedarville website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Cedarville service or software in any way.
The failure of DigitalCommons@Cedarville 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 DigitalCommons@Cedarville and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.
The opinions and sentiments expressed by the authors published in Bioethics in Faith and Practice do not necessarily reflect the views of DigitalCommons@Cedarville or of Cedarville University and its employees. The individual authors are solely responsible for the content of their submissions.