Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts and all associated files should be electronically submitted in Microsoft Word format to the Editorial Office via email. We will always acknowledge receipt of submissions. Authors are encouraged to include tables and figures as part of the main file. Manuscripts must be prepared and formatted according to the journal’s manuscript guidelines. Attention to these guidelines will speed up the review process and will increase the likelihood that a submission will be favourably reviewed by the reviewers, the editors, and ultimately the journal’s readers.

Submission of a manuscript implies a commitment to publish in the journal. A manuscript can only be submitted to JMS if it has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal. Authors who are in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editorial Office.

All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a letter from the author(s), which indicates briefly why the manuscript is suitable for publication in JMS. Authors must also complete and send a separate checklist. In this checklist, authors need to attest (i) that their manuscript is not under review for publication elsewhere, (ii) that the manuscript reports empirical results that have not been published previously, and (iii) the manuscript has been prepared in accordance with the JMS guidelines. Authors whose manuscripts utilize datasets that are reported in any other manuscript, published or not, are required to inform the editor of these reports at the time of submission.

JMS applies the iThenticate system to all manuscripts which are sent to reviewers. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for overlap with previously published works.

Authors who submit manuscripts to JMS are also expected to reciprocate by serving as reviewers for the journal if called upon to do so.