Policies for Rural Hospitals (Flex Program)

Who Can Submit

Rural Hospitals (Flex Program) only publishes materials about work conducted under the primary auspices of the Maine Rural Health Research Center. For additional information, please contact the mary.holt@maine.edu.


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the Digital Commons Site Administrator at mary.holt@maine.edu. However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper 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, mary.holt@maine.edu with additional questions copyright and permissions.