Submission Guidelines for Children, Youth, & Families

Who Can Submit

Children, Youth, & Families only publishes materials about work conducted under the primary auspices of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy. For additional information, please contact the Children, Youth, & Families Program Area Liaison, Sheryl Moulton,


How to Submit

1. Complete the web form under the Submit Research link in the sidebar. Please include the following following information: abstract; keywords; and name, institutional affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.

2. Write an abstract for your item (no more than 300 words). Please also select keywords (3 min, 6 max). These are words that will help a user locate your item through a search.

3. Make sure your item is in an acceptable format. We can accept materials in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact the Digital Commons Site Administrator, Mary Holt,

4. If you have any questions, please see our FAQs or contact the Children, Youth, & Families Program Area Liaison, Sheryl Moulton,

Overview of the Process

After you submit your item a Digital Commons Administrator will review your submission and publish your work on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the work is posted.


If you publish this item or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to the Digital Commons Site Administrator, Mary Holt, We will be able to inform the research community about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your item on the site, please follow the instructions in How to Submit; (see above) however, please specify when you submit the item that it is a revision of a previously submitted work.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting material to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared.

You retain the copyright to your work and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the Submission Agreement in the online submission form for your program area, and that you complete this form with each new submission to USM Digital Commons.

Please contact the site administrator Mary Holt, with additional questions copyright and permissions.