Philosophy of Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal

For more information, please see Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Any undergraduate or graduate student at Murray State University may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Steeplechase, 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.

This journal does not require author processing charges or other publication fees.

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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 Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal, 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 Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal 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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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Murray State's Digital Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Murray State's Digital Commons service or software in any way.

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