Journal Policies

  1. Submissions must be primarily the work of student author(s). The journal uses plagiarism software to prevent the misrepresentation of work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and instances of plagiarism may be escalated within the faculty.
  2. The first and corresponding author on the published paper is expected to be a current or recently graduated student of the University of Liverpool.
  3. The paper may have multiple authors, including staff members, to reflect intellectual and practical contributions to the article. All authors are expected to review the final manuscript before submission to Insider Imprint.
  4. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is unpublished work that is not presently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  5. The author(s) retain copyright to their work, and grant Insider Imprint a non-exclusive right to publish the article with a Creative Commons - Attribution licence.
  6. The author is responsible for gaining permission from copyright holders for the use of any previously published material including tables, figures or illustrations.. The author is expected to gain appropriate permission from supervisors and/or line managers for the use of any sensitive material. The author(s) indemnify Insider Imprint against any legal breaches discovered in the future. 
  7. The journal will respect the moral rights of the author(s) to remain clearly associated with the paper, and will not make alteration to its content without consultation with the corresponding author.
  8. The editorial board is responsible for deciding whether the manuscript is accepted, returned for revision, or rejected. The author(s) permit the journal to make necessary editorial changes as part of the review process.
  9. Manuscripts that demonstrate significant deviations from the submission guidelines (including referencing style) may be returned without review.
  10. The review process will entail communication between the editorial board and the corresponding author. Supervisors may advise students on reviewers’ comments, but only students may rewrite.
  11. For all submissions authors must declare, as a footnote in the submission, all potential and actual conflicts of interest. By signing the submission form, authors are declaring that they have disclosed all their conflicts of interest. 
  12. Authors must declare if their submission is the same as or based on previously submitted coursework
  13. The peer-review process will be double blind. However once an article is published the peer-reviewers will revealed, named on the paper.