Journal Publication Agreement

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Download your publication agreement, sign, and return the agreement to our editorial staff.

After the publishing agreement is complete, you will be able to send us your Final submission.

Journal Publication Agreement

Please download the PDF file provided below. To accept the agreement, please sign and date the document. A signature must be present when returning the agreement. You may digitally sign the agreement or physically sign and scan a printed copy. The agreement includes two options for rights and permissions. The traditional publication rights and permissions is the default selection. An open access publication model is also available.

Opting for Open Access

If selecting open access in your agreement, please complete your registration before returning the signed publication agreement. For instructions, please visit How to Register for Open Access.

Please remember to SIGN your agreement before returning it.

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The signature of one contributing author must be present for the agreement to be complete. You may digitally sign the agreement or print, sign, and scan the agreement.

Additional Support for Journal Article Authors

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