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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (JMR) seeks to publish authors who strive to produce original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically solid research. Demonstration of a significant “value-added” contribution to a field’s understanding of an issue or topic is crucial to acceptance for publication.

All articles authors submit to the JMR must be accessible to a wide-ranging readership. Authors should write manuscripts as simply and concisely as possible, without sacrificing meaningfulness or clarity of exposition. The journal editor-in-chief will evaluate manuscripts in terms of their contribution-to-length ratio; that is, he or she may permit more pages to manuscripts that make strong contributions.

Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins, half-inch indentations, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables and figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes (at the end of the manuscript). At his or her own discretion, the JMR editor-in-chief may allow additional space to papers that make very extensive contributions or that require additional space for data presentation or references.


Electronic Submissions

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research accepts electronic submissions.


Publication Ethics Policy and Submission Preparation Checklist


When an author submits a manuscript to the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research for publication consideration, he or she agrees to abide by JMR publication requirements. Specifically, an author must:

  • Submit a cover letter that includes the following information:
    • a full statement to the editor about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as redundant publication of the same or very similar work;
    • a statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest, if that information is not included in the manuscript itself;
    • a statement on authorship;
    • permission to reproduce previously published material, use previously published illustrations, report information about identifiable persons, or to acknowledge people for their contributions.
  • Agree that his or her manuscript presents work that is original, not plagiarized; that he or she has not submitted the manuscript under review for publication elsewhere; and that he or she will not submit the manuscript under review to another publication during the review period at the JMR.
  • Agree that, during the review process, he or she will take down all other versions of submitted manuscripts (e.g., working papers, prior drafts, final drafts) posted on any Web site (e.g., personal, departmental, institutional, university, archival, working series).
  • Take full responsibility for the work he or she submits to and publishes with the JMR.
  • Become familiar with Wager, E., & Kleinert, S. Responsible research publication: International standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer, T., & Steneck, N. (eds), Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press/World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp. 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7) 
  • Adhere to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).
  • Submit the manuscript in a Microsoft Word file from which the author has removed the title page, his or her name, and all author-identifying references.
  • Submit the manuscript via e-mail to the JMR Editor-in-Chief (at hgringarten@stu.edu).
  • Agree that his or her submission supports the core values of the JMR (http://www.jmrpublication.org).


Publication Malpractice Statement

If the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research editors become aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to an article the journal published, the editors will seek to follow Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s guidelines in dealing with allegations. If the journal needs to publish a correction, it will follow these minimum standards:

  • publish a correction notice as soon as possible detailing changes from and citing the original publication; the correction will be on an electronic or numbered printpage included in an electronic or a print Table of Contents to ensure proper indexing.
  • post a new article version with details of the changes from the original version and the date(s) on which the changes were made.
  • archive all prior versions of the article and make it available to the reader on request.
  • prominently note there are more recent versions of the article on previous electronic versions.
  • cite to the most recent version.

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research may retract errors serious enough to invalidate a paper’s results and conclusions.
Parts of these Editorial Policies are based on concepts from Committee on Publication Ethics/Directory of Open Access Journals/Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association/World Association of Medical Editors, “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing,” 10 January 2014; or adapted from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals,” December 2014.)


Copyright Notice

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research compilation is Copyright © by the St. Thomas University.


Disclaimer

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research publisher, editor-in-chief, managing editor, associate editors, reviews editor, and art editor, and the members of the editorial review and editorial advisory committees are not responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research; the views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher, editor-in-chief, managing editor, associate editors, reviews editor, art editor, or St. Thomas University; neither does the publication of advertisements constitute any endorsement by the publisher, editor-in-chief, managing editor, associate editors, reviews editor, art editor, or St. Thomas University of the products advertised.


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