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Policies

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Pacific Journal of Health 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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Conflict of Interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

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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 Pacific Journal of Health, 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 Pacific Journal of Health. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Pacific Journal of Health, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.

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Rights for Authors and Scholarly Commons

The journal allows free access (open access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any Open Archives Initiative compliant institutional/subject-based repository.

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium requires credit to Scholarly Commons as copyright holder (e.g., Scholarly Commons © 2019).

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

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

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