Permission to Publish

Submission Instructions:

1. Be sure you thoroughly reviewed all the guidelines on this page.

2. Complete and submit the permission to publish form below. Read this document very carefully. Alternatively, you may complete a hard copy here - if using a paper copy, please print out the last page to include a handwritten signature, scan the document, and return via email.

3. Send your submission in a Word doc format to the managing editor at If you have completed a paper copy of your permission to publish form, please include this in your email. NOTE: The Journal cannot process submissions in PDF format, so please be sure your submission is a Word document.

Permission to Publish Online Form:

Name *
Phone *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Description of Submitted Work
Example Byline: By Author Name, John Smith, MS, and Jane Doe, PhD Colorado State University
Type of Submission *
Principal Investigator/Mentor (if applicable)
Mailing Address
Mailing Address
Funding Information
Author Demographics
Marital Status
Employment Status
How did you hear about us? *
Terms and Conditions
1. The Journal for Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence (JUR) exercises the sole and absolute discretion to choose which Submitted Work shall be published. The Author and any Co-Author (hereinafter, “Author” includes any and all Authors and Co-Authors) understand that no promise or representation has been made by JUR that it will publish the Submitted Work, but it may do so at its discretion. The Author acknowledges that JUR’s receipt of a Submitted Work does not guarantee the Submitted Work will be published. Submissions not accepted for a current issue may be included in a later one. 2. The Author grants JUR the exclusive, worldwide permission to publish, reproduce, and distribute copies, reprints, and duplications of the Submitted Work in whole or in part, in any format or media, written or electronic, including but not limited to electronic media such as the internet, including the JUR’s website. The Author grants JUR the right to edit, re-write, and reorganize the Submitted Work as necessary. The copyrights to the Submitted Work are retained by the Author. Unless the Submitted Work is rejected for publication in writing by JUR, the Author shall not publish the Submitted Work, whether in whole or in part or abridged or derivative versions, in any other media and shall not submit the Submitted Work to any other publications. 3. The Author represents, warrants and attests that the Submitted Work is an original creation of the Author(s) listed above, and that the Submitted Work is not under review and has not been previously assigned or published by any other publication. The Author further declares that the Author has the right and power to convey the rights conveyed herein, and that there are no contractual or other constraints on publishing the Submitted Work or the research being reported. 4. The Author represents and warrants that the Submitted Work does not contain any unlawful statements and does not infringe on any existing copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy, or any other third party right, and does not constitute the defamation or libel of any person, entity or product. The Author shall be solely responsible for the content of the Submitted Work and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless JUR, Colorado State University, its governing board, employees, and agents from any liability arising from the publication of the Submitted Work. 5. The Author represents and warrants that the necessary permission has been obtained from the copyright holders to reproduce in the Submitted Work any materials including tables, diagrams, video or photographs not owned by the Author. 6. The Author represents and warrants that the necessary permission to publish the Submitted Work has been obtained from any principal investigator, mentor or faculty advisor. 7. The Author represents and warrants that all relevant ethical safeguards have been met concerning any experimentation by the Author referenced in the Submitted Work. 8. The Author understands that no financial compensation shall be provided for the publication of the Submitted Work by JUR. 9. This Permission to Publish Form is governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to the conflict of laws provision thereof. This Permission to Publish Form shall constitute the final, complete, entire and exclusive understanding of the parties and shall supersede 2 all prior or contemporaneous agreements, discussions, representations, and understandings, whether oral or written, between the parties respecting the subject matter hereof and cannot be amended, modified, waived, or discharged except in writing signed by both parties. 10. Colorado State University is a state government institution governed by the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, C.R.S. § 24-10-101, et seq. (the “Act”). Notwithstanding any other provision of this Permission to Publish Form to the contrary, no term or condition herein shall be construed or interpreted as a waiver, express or implied, of any of the immunities, rights, benefits, protection, or other provisions of the Act, as now or hereafter amended. The Author understands and agrees that liability for claims for injuries to persons or property arising out of negligence of the State of Colorado, its departments, institutions, agencies, boards, officials, and employees is controlled and limited by the provisions of the Act, as now or hereafter amended, which provisions are hereby incorporated and made a part of this Agreement. 11. Submitted Work must be submitted online to the JUR website If possible, please include a short biographical sketch.
The Author must approve the submission of the Submitted Work. Additionally, research carried out in collaboration with professors and other students necessitates that all authors approve the submission of the Submitted Work. All authors, co-authors, principal investigators and any other relevant parties with claims to the intellectual property of the Submitted Work are required to indicate their consent for the Author to publish the Submitted Work in the JUR. By signing below and submitting this Permission to Publish Form to the Journal for Research and Scholarly Excellence, the Author acknowledges and agrees to the above Terms and Conditions and attests to the accuracy of the information contained herein.
Date *
Principal Investigator/Mentor
As a principal investigator/mentor, I hereby declare that I have read this Permission to Publish Form and grant the Author my full permission to submit the Article to JUR. I hereby approve the Submitted Work and the research contained therein, and authorize its publication in the JUR.
Date *
Completing the Submission *
While not required, we recommend that you include any unbiased reviewers for your piece. This can expedite the review process after initial edits are made. Please include a name, email address, and field of study for all reviewers listed. Reviewers cannot have any conflict of interest (for example, present professors would have a conflict of interest).