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Who Can Submit?

Undergraduate engineering and science students who have completed an interdisciplinary project involving mathematics applications can submit to UJMM. Projects should be completed under the double supervision of a mathematician and subject area adviser while enrolled in an upper-level mathematics class.

Authors considered for publication in the Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two should own the copyright to the work being submitted or be authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors retain full copyright, and authors' rights are protected under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

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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 Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two, 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 Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two.

After publication, authors have the right to post pre-print or post-print versions of their article online, including on their personal, departmental, or institutional repository pages.

If you have questions about submissions to Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. 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 high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

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

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Peer-Review Process

All submitted manuscripts for Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two are recommended by USF faculty and community professionals, who supervise interdisciplinary (mathematics application) students’ projects. Manuscripts are primarily peer-reviewed by STEM PhD students and faculty at the University of South Florida. These reviewers are chosen by UJMM’s Editor and matched to the manuscripts for review based on their research interests. After receiving the peer-reviewed reports, UJMM’s Editor determines if the submission is to be rejected, revised and resubmitted, or moved forward for publication.

The review process is partially open. Peer-reviewers know the identity of the undergraduate student author whose work they are reviewing, but the undergraduate student does not know the identity of the reviewer until the final draft of their submission, when they can collaborate with the peer-reviewer to work through specific comments or suggestions that are unclear. The goal for every manuscript under review is to make it stronger through encouraging criticism and collaborative feedback.

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Authors must agree to the following when submitting a manuscript for consideration:

I hereby grant to the USF Tampa Library and the journal publisher the nonexclusive, royalty-free right to distribute, display, and archive this work in a digital and/or print format for non-commercial educational and research uses during the full term of copyright. I warrant that I have the copyright to make this grant to the USF Tampa Library and the journal publisher unencumbered and complete. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources.

Following publication, the author’s rights will be protected under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

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Open Access Policy for Users

UJMM is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for non-commercial purposes. Nonetheless, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein requires credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the license. This open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative's (BOAI) definition of open access.

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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted or by written agreement requires appropriate credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the Creative Commons License.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Scholar Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholar Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of Scholar Commons 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 Scholar Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Please contact the editors if you have any additional questions.