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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is Microsoft Word or PDF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text uses 1.5 line spacing, a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Article Submission

For submission of articles please use the online submission option on the main menu.

The guidelines below for authors provide the relevant information for submission of articles. If you require further information please contact the editorial team using the e-mail provided in the call for papers.

 

Guidelines for authors

The journal focuses on one topic per issue. This will enable the exploration of a theme from a number of angles. Our review criteria will follow this approach. The proposed topics for each issue can be found in the call for papers for that issue. Below you will find a general guideline for submissions.

 

Types of paper

The journal accepts original research articles, review papers, opinion pieces, book reviews and ongoing research reviews that provide development on either theoretical or empirical aspects, or open new frontiers for further research.

 

 

Declaration of interest

All authors are required to declare any actual or potential conflict of interest arising from personal, professional and financial interests such as research funding, paid and unpaid relationships with institutions, memberships, personal convictions and relationships with individuals or organisations working for JMRS.

 

Submission Declaration

All works submitted to the Journal will not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere in any language. Papers presented previously at a conference or symposium will only be accepted if they have not been published in the full text of the proceedings. Any author submitting on behalf of co-authors confirms that all relevant approvals have been sought and obtained prior to submission. If accepted, the article will not be published in any other language without the prior consent of the JMRS. Exceptions to this are Academia.edu and Researchgate.net and university websites that the authors are affiliated to, provided that the appropriate DOI link has been included.  JMRS adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. To verify the originality of work, JMRS may use relevant services such as CrossCheck (http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html )

 

Third party use of Open Access Articles is permitted via a Creative Commons User License.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/)

 

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 

CC BY-NC-ND

 

Submission Guidelines

The submission of articles and other content is managed online through the JMRS website.

 

Submission requirements

Abstract

The abstract should summarize concisely the objectives and findings of the research. In the case of ongoing research, the abstract should also state the stage and purpose of the research. Abbreviations should be avoided if possible but if necessary they should be defined at their first use. The abstract should have a minimum of references to literature whenever possible. The maximum length is 350 words.

 

Keywords

Authors should provide a maximum of 8 keywords that define the subject area and specific topic. It is advisable to avoid abbreviations and author names.

 

Article structure and style

The article length should be 3500-5000 words. The writing style should be accessible to both specialists and non-specialists. For research articles the structure should ideally comprise an introduction, literature review, methodology, data analysis and conclusion. For opinion pieces and reviews the authors are asked to follow general essay guidelines.

 

General requirements

The language for submission is English. The authors can use either British or American English in their terminology, but they are asked to be consistent throughout the script. Authors are required to use Arial, Helvetica or Times New Roman fonts. The font size should be 12 and the text should have 1.5 spacing.  The file size should be a maximum of 10Mb.

Exhibits, tables, graphs, figures and photos should be submitted as high resolution jpg files (minimum 600dpi). Tables can be provided as editable text if text is submitted in Word format at the review stage. However at the publication stage they should be submitted in PDF format.

Appendices should be used sparingly. Footnotes should be avoided if possible but if used should be presented numbered and at the end of the article, prior to the references.

 

Referencing

As JMRS is open to all subject areas, authors can choose their preferred referencing system, as long as they use it consistently throughout the text. The references cited in the script including the abstract should be listed in the bibliography. The use of DOIs is required whenever possible, especially for recent literature. Please note that any exclusions or omissions will extend the time that articles remain in review and or proof.

 

File format

Authors are required to submit their file in MS Word or PDF file format at the review stage. If approved for publication, authors will be required to submit a copy-edited version of their article.

 

Copy editing

Authors whose works are accepted for publication are kindly required to undertake copy editing themselves, although JMRS is happy to provide this for a service fee. The fee will depend upon the length of the article. For those wishing to provide copy editing themselves the following are reputable academic copy editing websites they can use:

 

Editage: https://www.editage.com

Papertrue: https://www.papertrue.com/ordering/academic-editing-proofreading-services

 

For PhD students, JMRS provides a free copy editing service.

 

Contributions to the JMRS

Authors whose work has been financed via grants or research funds may want to consider contributing to JMRS by donating a reasonable amount (min 40 GBP) upon acceptance of their article. As JMRS is a non-affiliated journal, these donations will be solely used for website maintenance, PhD students support fund and the general running costs of the journal.

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