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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership 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

Submissions will be accepted for review by the editor with the understanding that the content is unpublished and is not being simultaneously submitted for publication and/or review elsewhere.

  • While an international audience is encouraged to submit manuscripts, only manuscripts written in English can be accepted for review and publication.
  • To be considered for publication, all manuscripts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF file through the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership website: www.ejorel.com

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 Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 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 Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership manuscript formatting guidelines are listed on the Instructions for Authors page.

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 TopSCHOLAR®

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to TopSCHOLAR® all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of TopSCHOLAR® 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 TopSCHOLAR® and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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