Guidelines for Contributors


Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Heroism Science 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).

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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). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Heroism Science, 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 Heroism Science. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Heroism Science, please contact the editors.

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Submission Requirements

Manuscripts submitted to the journal will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Peer review will be done by external experts without affiliations to the editorial board or the author. The estimated time of completion of the review process is 8-10 weeks.

Research submitted must be original and not currently under consideration for publication by another journal.

Please submit your manuscript by clicking on the 'Submit Article' link on the left sidebar of this page.

Manuscripts should report a critical analysis or write-up of empirical research studies of 5,000-7,000 words (including references) on a particular aspect of heroism, heroic leadership, the hero’s journey, or the field of heroism science. Shorter papers (minimum 3,000 words) and longer papers (maximum 10,000 words) may also be considered.

Further guidelines:

* An abstract of up to 200 words to accompany your article.

* Up to 10 keywords relating to the content of your article.

* A complete reference list at the end of your article.

* Please use APA referencing style or Chicago referencing style.

* Any personal citations and references identifying the author(s), and all author information must be removed from the manuscript. In-text citations to personal work must be replaced with the text: [name deleted to maintain the integrity of the review process].

* Formatting: Times New Roman 12pt, double-spaced.

* The language should be written in a non-technical manner to be accessible to a non-specialist audience and non-researchers.

* Articles should reference existing research, current affairs, news articles, popular culture (e.g. films, gaming, music) or other material as appropriate, demonstrating the impact and presence of heroism.

* Authors are encouraged to think outside their own perspective, reflect upon their own research practices and how they interact with other disciplines, as well as how their research relates to communities, and connects with real people, events, histories etc.

* One or more images, tables, graphs, media or other visual material relevant to the content of your article (optional). Note: images must be free-use, public domain, or contain the proper legal attribution to its source.

* In a separate document, the name of all authors, the title of your manuscript, your institutional affiliation, contact email and address, and a short biography of up to 100 words for each author to accompany your article.

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 UR Scholarship Repository, requires credit to UR Scholarship Repository as copyright holder (e.g., UR Scholarship Repository © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from UR Scholarship Repository 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;
  • 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 editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of UR Scholarship Repository 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 UR Scholarship Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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