For Authors: Copyright Agreement for U.S. Government Employee Authors
The submitted manuscript is the sole, original work of the author(s) listed and does not violate any copyrights. The manuscript does not represent a violation of the Civil Rights of others, and the manuscript does not violate the Code of Federal Regulation for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46). The Journal of Extension, its Editor, and its Publisher will be held without blame if any of the above conditions are not satisfied. In making my submission to the Journal of Extension, I certify that the majority of authors or the primary authors are employees of the U.S. Government who prepared the manuscript as part of their official duties and that the manuscript therefore is not subject to U.S. copyright protection.
When the editor of the Journal of Extension (JOE) notifies you that your article has been accepted for publication in JOE:
- Read the JOE Copyright Agreement for U.S. Government Employee Authors carefully,
- Fill out the Affirmation of Compliance form below, and
- Click on the Affirm button to affirm that your article is in compliance with the stipulations contained in the JOE Copyright Agreement for U.S. Government Employee Authors.
Affirmation of Compliance Form
After reviewing the JOE Copyright Agreement for U.S. Government Employee Authors, please fill in the information requested and indicate whether you affirm or decline to affirm the conditions of the agreement. If you decline to affirm the conditions of the agreement, your article will not be published in JOE.