Who Can Submit?

Any DePaul University College of Science and Health undergraduate student (or recent graduate if the work was conducted while at DePaul) may submit an original research article to be considered for publication in DePaul Discoveries provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted; authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works.

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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). In addition, by submitting material to DePaul Discoveries, 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 DePaul Discoveries. If you have concerns about the submission terms for DePaul Discoveries, please contact the editor.

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Formatting Requirements

DePaul Discoveries has rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Author Guidelines for details.


DePaul Discoveries adheres to the definition of authorship set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authorship should be based on:

  1. substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. final approval of the version to be published.

Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3. Please confirm that all persons designated as authors meet these conditions, and all those who meet these conditions are listed as authors.

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Rights for Authors and Via Sapientiae

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Via Sapientiae all copyright in the article, subject to the personal-use exceptions described below.

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 Via Sapientiae, requires credit to Via Sapientiae as copyright holder (e.g., Via Sapientiae © 2017).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Via Sapientiae 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., flash drives, back-up servers, 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 editor.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of Via Sapientiae 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 Via Sapientiae and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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