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Who Can Submit?

Currently enrolled Merrimack College undergraduates from any major or discipline may submit an original research project to be considered for publication in Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal provided that the research was fully written during undergraduate studies, and completed within the previous three semesters. Recent graduates may submit work completed during undergraduate studies as long as the submission is received within six month from the awarding of the undergraduate degree.

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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). In addition, by submitting material to Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal. If the research involves human subjects, evidence of IRB approval or exemption must accompany the submission. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal accepts submissions in the formatting and citation style that is standard for the discipline from which it derives. The rules governing the way documents should be prepared for the blind peer-review process need to followed carefully. See Submission Preparation Guidelines for details.

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Rights for Authors and Merrimack ScholarWorks

As further described in our submission agreement, authors maintain the copyright of their own work, but gives Merrimack ScholarWorks the right to display, share, translate, and archive the work.

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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 Merrimack ScholarWorks, but requires credit to Merrimack ScholarWorks as publication source and the author(s) as copyright holder.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

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

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