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Post-Publication Policies

 

Once your article is published in the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal, several policies govern the sharing, posting, and maintenance of your work to ensure compliance with copyright and ethical standards.

 

1. Posting Your Journal Article

 

Definitions

 

Preprint: A draft article posted by the author on personal or institutional websites before submission to the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal.

Author-Submitted Article: The version of the article originally submitted by the author for peer review.

Accepted Article: The revised version of the article that has been accepted for publication after peer review.

Final Published Article: The version that has undergone copyediting, proofreading, and formatting.

1.1 Preprint

Authors may post their preprints in the following locations:

  • On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website

  • On preprint servers such as SSRN, ResearchGate, or any similar platform

 

The following statement must be included:


“This work has been submitted to the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal for possible publication. Copyright may be transferred without notice, after which this version may no longer be accessible.”

Upon acceptance, the preprint must be replaced with the full citation to the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal version with the DOI or the accepted version with the DOI.

1.2 Author-Submitted Article

Authors may share or post their author-submitted article:

  • On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website

  • On institutional repositories

  • In the author’s own classroom use

  • On Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) that comply with the sharing principles of scientific and technical publishers

 

Upon acceptance, the previously posted version must be replaced with the full citation to the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal version with the DOI or the accepted version with the DOI.

1.3 Accepted Article

Authors may share or post their accepted article:

  • On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website

  • On preprint servers such as SSRN, ResearchGate

  • In a funder’s repository

 

All posted accepted articles must include the appropriate copyright notice:
“© [Year] AAfPE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from AAfPE must be obtained for all other uses.”

1.4 Final Published Article

For articles not published under open access:

  • Authors may not post the final published article online.

  • Authors may share copies for individual personal use.

  • Authors may use the final published article in their own classroom with permission from AAfPE.

  • Authors may include the final published article in their own thesis or dissertation.

 

All final published articles must include the copyright notice:
“© [Year] AAfPE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from AAfPE must be obtained for all other uses.”

For open access articles published under Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY: Authors and third parties may post, share, and use the final published article anywhere, including for commercial purposes, provided the original authors are credited.

  • CC BY-NC-ND: Authors and third parties may post, share, and use the final published article anywhere, but not for commercial purposes and without changes to the article, provided the original authors are credited.

2. Correcting Metadata

If errors are discovered within the metadata of a published article, authors may request corrections by contacting the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal editorial team. Acceptable corrections include misspelled author names, incorrect affiliations, and errors in publication identifiers (DOI, ISSN). Changes that alter the original intent of the article are not permitted.

3. Removing Access to Content

In rare cases, it may be necessary to remove access to an article in the digital archive. Reasons for removal include fraudulent articles, duplicate publications, and legal threats. Requests for removal should be submitted to the editorial team and will be reviewed by an independent committee.

4. Text and Data Mining

The AAfPE Legal Educator Journal permits non-commercial text and data mining of open access articles. Commercial text and data mining requires permission from the editorial team.

5. Preservation and Archiving

The AAfPE Legal Educator Journal partners with digital archiving services to ensure the long-term preservation of published articles. Authors can be assured that their work will be accessible and preserved for future reference.

6. Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The AAfPE Legal Educator Journal allows for the sharing of articles through interlibrary loan for non-commercial, academic purposes. This complies with copyright guidelines and ensures that the articles are not systematically reproduced.

For any questions or additional information, please contact the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal editorial team.

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