Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Policy Perspectives is the public policy and public administration journal published by graduate students at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University. It publishes scholarly articles on a wide range of topics important to public policy and aims to be accessible to interested readers within and outside the Trachtenberg community.

 

Section Policies

Editor's Note

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Editors' Note

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Founder's Note

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

President's Message

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Speech

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial Staff

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interview

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Designer's Note

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letter from the Director

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

The Judicial Review

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Supreme Court Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Essay

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Essays

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Field Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Policy Perspectives' editorial process includes a content review by a subject expert in the field. This expert reviewer meets with the author and article editors to discuss ways to strengthen the article for publication.

Each article is also reviewed by an Associate Editor, Senior Editor, and either an Executive Editor or Editor-in-Chief before publication.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Article Charges

Policy Perspectives does not charge article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.

 

Sample License Terms

The following are our current license terms:

ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT

 

I, [AUTHOR’S NAME], as Author of a manuscript titled “[ARTICLE TITLE]” (“Article”), understand and agree that the George Washington University, on behalf of its Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (“University”) accepts the above Article for publication in the University’s Policy Perspectives journal (“Journal”) subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. Editing of the Article. The Journal editors have the right to modify the Article to conform to the standards and style of the Journal. Prior to publication, an edited version of the Article (“Edited Article”) will be forwarded to the Author for review. The Author shall either (1) approve the Edited Article or (2) provide additional suggested edits to the Edited Article. The Author shall offer a response to the Edited Article within a reasonable deadline established by the Journal editors.

 

If in the judgment of Journal editors, extensive rewriting is required, the Journal may return the Article to the Author with suggested changes that the Author shall be responsible for making. If the time needed for making such changes will disrupt the publication schedule of the Journal, the editors may move the Article to the next Journal issue in which space is available. The Author shall commit to a schedule for revisions or provide written notice of intent to terminate this Agreement within ten (10) days after receiving notification of the need for extensive changes to the Article. The Journal reserves the right to terminate this Agreement if it is determined by the Journal editors that the Article has not been revised to conform to the standards and style of the Journal or is not revised within an acceptable timeframe.

 

  1. No Author Assignment of Copyright. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as an assignment of the copyright in the Article to the Journal.

 

  1. License to the Journal. The Author hereby grants to the Journal an irrevocable, nonexclusive, and royalty-free license to do the following:

 

  1. The Journal may publish the Article in any format, including electronic and print media. Specifically, this license includes the right to reproduce, publicly distribute and display, and transmit the Article or portions thereof in any manner, through any medium now in existence or developed in the future, including but not limited to print, electronic, and digital media, computerized retrieval systems, and other formats.

 

  1. The Journal may prepare translations and abstracts and other similar adaptations of the Article in furtherance of its publication of the Article.

 

  1. The Journal may use the Author’s name, likeness, and institutional affiliation in connection with any use of the Article and in promoting the Article or the Journal.

 

  1. The Journal may exercise these rights directly or by means of third parties. The Journal may authorize third-party publishers, aggregators, and printers to publish the Article or to include the Article in databases or other services. Examples of such third parties include Westlaw, Lexis, and EBSCO.

 

  1. The Journal may without further permission from the Author transfer, assign, or sublicense the rights that the Journal has pursuant to this Agreement.

 

  1. In order to foster wider access to the Article, especially for the benefit of the nonprofit community, the Author hereby grants to the Journal the authority to publish the Article with a Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives” license.

 

  1. This License of rights to the Journal shall take effect immediately. In the event that the Journal does not publish the Article, this license to the Journal shall terminate upon written notification by the Journal to the Author, or upon termination of all publication by the Journal. To the extent that moral rights may apply to the Article, this Agreement does not affect the moral rights of the Author in or to the Article.

 

  1. Rights of the Author. Without suggesting any limit on other rights that the Author may have with respect to the Article, the Author retains the following rights. To the extent that the Journal holds similar rights with respect to the Article consistent with this Agreement, the Author shall hold these rights on a nonexclusive basis. To the extent that the Article includes edits and other contributions by the staff of the Journal, the rights of the Author in this Paragraph include the right to use such edits and contributions.

 

  1. The Author may publish the Article in another scholarly journal, in a book, or by other means. The Author may exercise this right of publication only after the date of first publication of the Article in the Journal in any format.

 

  1. The Author shall, without limitation, have the right to use the Article in any form or format in connection with the Author’s teaching, conference presentations, lectures, other scholarly works, and for all of Author’s academic and professional activities.

 

  1. The Author shall at any time have the right to make, or to authorize others to make, a preprint or a final published version of the Article available in digital form over the Internet, including, but not limited to, a website under the control of the Author or the Author’s employer or through digital repositories including, but not limited to, those maintained by scholarly societies, funding agencies, or the Author’s employer. This right shall include, without limitation, the right of the Author to permit public access to the Article as part of a repository or through a service or domain maintained by the Author’s employing institution or a service as required by law or by agreement with a funding agency. The Journal may in its discretion deposit the Article with any digital repository consistent with deposits permitted by the Author under this paragraph. Examples of such repositories include SSRN, arXiv.org, and PubMed Central.

 

  1. Any of the foregoing permitted uses of the Article, or of a work based substantially on the Article, shall include an appropriate citation to the Article, stating that it has been or is to be published in the Journal, with name and date of the Journal publication and the Internet address for the website of the Journal.

 

  1. No Author Compensation. The Author will receive no payment from the University for the use of the Article. The Author will receive one (1) free copy of the bound Journal issue in which the Article appears. The Author may order additional reprints at his/her own expense before the issue containing the Article goes to press. Should the University receive any request to reprint, reproduce or translate all of any portion of the Article in another publication or medium, the University will attempt to notify the Author of such requests at the most recent address on file. If it is appropriate that a fee be charged for this use, the University shall establish the amount of the fee to which it is entitled. Author will receive no payment from the University for any subsequent license or re-use of the Article.

 

  1. Author’s Representations. The Author warrants that Author is the sole owner of the copyright of and to the Article and has the full power and authority to enter into this Agreement; that the Author’s work does not infringe any copyright, nor violate any proprietary rights, nor contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any persons; that no right in the Article has in any way been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of; and that the Article is free from all liens and claims. The foregoing warranties apply only to the Article submitted and revised by Author, and not to any revision made by the Journal or its assignees.

 

The Author warrants that if the Article or any material within the Article in addition to the Article’s text, such as images, photographs, or illustrations, has been previously published or created in whole or in part, permission has been obtained to reproduce the Article and any additional materials within the Article in the Journal and also in any subsequent license or re-use of the Article by the University, including electronic rights.

 

The Author warrants that any permission fees associated with the reproduction of the Article and/or any additional material in the Article have been paid. The Author agrees to submit a copy of the permission letter and receipt of any permission fees paid as appropriate, in addition to text for credit lines, with the Article.

 

  1. Indemnification. The Author agrees to hold the University, its officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claim, action, or proceeding alleging facts that constitute a breach of any warranty enumerated in this Agreement and further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University, its officers, agents, and employees against expenses and attorneys’ fees that may be incurred as a result of any claims, action, or proceeding.

 

  1. Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be construed as a contract made under the laws of the District of Columbia, and copyright issues shall be governed by the federal law of the United States.

 

 

This Agreement is effective on the Author’s signature date written below.

 

 

AUTHOR

 

Signature:   _________________________        Date:   ___________________

 

Name:         _________________________

 

Address:      _________________________        Email:  ___________________

 

                   _________________________        Phone: ___________________

 

_________________________

 

Please keep one (1) copy of this signed Agreement for your files and return the signed original via mail, fax, or email to Policy Perspectives.

 

Mailing Address:

Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration

The George Washington University

805 21st Street, Northwest

Media and Public Affairs Building, Suite 602A

Washington, DC 20052

 

Email Address:

polpersp@gwu.edu

 

Fax Number:

(202) 994-6792