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Philosophy of Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine

For more information, please see Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

The Journal encourages submissions by academics, medical professionals, caregivers, people religious, students, patients, and survivors. Anyone may submit an original work to be considered for publication in Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the work. Creators are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the creators have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

For definition, "Submissions" may include text, video, audio, or image files that express the aims and scope of the Journal. Submissions 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 making a Submission to Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine, the creator 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 Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine 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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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the Submission or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of theRepository at St. Cloud State, requires credit to the Submission Creator as copyright holder (e.g., theRepository at St. Cloud State © 2017).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the Creator(s) and do not require further permission from theRepository at St. Cloud State provided the author does not alter the format or content of the Submission, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the creator's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, etc.), provided that the Submission stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the Submission on the Creator(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the Submission 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 Submission appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the Submission 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.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the theRepository at St. Cloud State website and/or software agree not to misuse the theRepository at St. Cloud State service or software in any way.

The failure of theRepository at St. Cloud State 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 theRepository at St. Cloud State and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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