Submissions

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 submitted 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.

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 (with DOI numbers), discussion questions (three 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).