Submission Guidelines for Student Scholarship

Who Can Submit

Student Scholarship only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the University of Southern Maine Department of Psychology. For additional information, please contact the USM Digital Commons Site Administrator Jessica Hovey,

How to Submit a Paper

1. Complete the web form under the Submit Research link in the sidebar. Please include the following information: abstract or a brief description; keywords; and your name, institutional affiliation (University of Southern Maine), and email address.

2. Write an abstract for your paper or a brief description of the work you are submitting (one sentence minimum, 300 words maximum). Please also select keywords (3 min, 6 max). These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.

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

We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact Jessica Hovey,

Overview of the Process

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

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.

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

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 Jessica Hovey, with additional questions copyright and permissions.