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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The author certifies that all work is original and that if the work fails plagiarism detection, the article may be withdrawn and the author may be banned from further submission. If the article is based upon previous work (e.g. a dissertation), be sure to attribute this appropriately.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Provide DOI numbers for all references, when available.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Who Can Submit?


Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in International Journal of Online Graduate Education (IJOGE) 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 any journal or book (print or electronic). In addition, by submitting material to IJOGE, 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 IJOGE. If you have concerns about the submission terms, please contact the editor. Do not submit full-length dissertations or theses - be sure submissions are in journal article format and length.


Only papers listed as "Articles" are considered peer-reviewed articles. 


Plagiarism


All papers are submitted to a plagiarism detection software tool. Instances of plagiarism are taken very seriously by the IJOGE. Authors that submit plagiarized work may be banned from submitting to the journal in the future.


Formatting Requirements


The IJOGE has limited general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. Authors should reference the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition to guide their use of: headings and seriation, figures and tables, as well as in-text and reference list citations. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although the Editors 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.


Rights for Authors and IJOGE


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


Attribution and Usage Policies


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 or by written agreement of the IJOGE, requires credit to Northcentral University as copyright holder (e.g., Northcentral University © 20XX).


Personal-use Exceptions


The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Northcentral University (represented by the Editor of the IJOGE) 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 and a reference to the IJOGE is provided;

  • 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 editor.


General Terms and Conditions of Use


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


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


IJOGE does not charge any fees for article processing or publication. 

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.