Creative Commons License

All articles published in Journal of Social Equity and Public Administration are distributed with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license and authors hold the copyright to their work. This means that users have the right to share or adapt the article, as long as the author(s) and source are cited. Permission is not needed for these uses. For permission for other uses or questions about use, please contact the author(s).


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Open Access Policy

Journal of Social Equity and Public Administration provides immediate open access to its content, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. This also means that JSEPA does not charge article processing fees. All articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 4.0)

Self-Archiving Policy

The copyright of each article belongs to the author(s) and grants each author the right to deposit the article in their institutional repository or any suitable subject repository, provided they do not contravene the requirements of the CC license associated with the article. 

Corrections & Retractions

Corrections:  Honest errors are a part of research and publishing and require a correction when detected. JSEPA follows the ICMJE guidelines on publishing corrections. The journal will work with the authors to post a correction notice detailing changes from and citing the original publication when a correction is warranted. The correction will appear on the electronic print page and appear in the next Table of Contents. In addition, a new article version will be posted with prominent notes on previous versions indicating that there is a more recent version.

Retractions:  Misconduct, inappropriate methodology, or errors serious enough to invalidate a paper’s results and conclusions may require retraction. JSEPA follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Retraction Guidelines and the ICMJE Recommendation on Retractions and Expressions of Concern.

Conflict of Interest

JSEPA requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to: patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker's fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission all pertinent commercial and other relationships.


Authors should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation. If in doubt, please check the Open Funder Registry for the correct nomenclature: https://www.crossref.org/services/funder-registry/