Author Rights

J-PEER does not require author processing charges or other publication fees.

General Submission Rules

Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author and cannot be previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). By submitting material to J-PEER, 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 J-PEER. If you have concerns about these submission terms, please contact the Journal Editor.

Formatting Requirements

Please consult the Author Guidelines for submission format requirements. 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 Microsoft Word or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that, with the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF), 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.

Copyright & Ownership

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER), provided that they own the copyright to the work being submitted or are authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the article.

Authors are the initial owners of the copyright 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). As further described in our Submission Agreement, in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain copyright of their work but grant an exclusive license to Purdue University to publish their work.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Purdue e-Pubs provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Posting of the article on the author(s)’s personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • 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; 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 Journal Editor.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Purdue e-Pubs website and/or software agree not to misuse the Purdue e-Pubs service or software in any way.

The failure of Purdue e-Pubs 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 Purdue e-Pubs and the author(s) regarding submission of the article.

Ethical Standards and Misconduct Policy

J-PEER follows Purdue University Press's ethical standards and misconduct policy for journals, found here.