Submission guidance

Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as indicated in the Call for Papers. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles submitted to JEMI for publication are subject to a double-blind peer review that provides an independent assessment of the article's quality and relevance with respect to JEMI standards.

Requirements for the Submission of articles:

  1. Manuscripts should be written entirely in English and adjusted to the sample paper (see below).
  2. Manuscripts will not be reviewed by or be sent to any other publication during the period of review.
  3. Manuscripts report the elaboration of theory or empirical results that have not been published previously.
  4. Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, Times New Roman 12pt. font without columns.
  5. Manuscripts should be submitted in the American Psychological Association Publication Guide (APA) 6th edition format. Guidelines for citation can be found below.
  6. We welcome all empirical methods including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field work, laboratory, meta-analysis, and the combination of methods or mixed methods.
  7. Manuscripts should include the title and author’s name and surname on the first page only because of blind review purposes. Do not write the name, surname and author’s note in the rest of the paper.
  8. Manuscripts should typically be 10-15 pages single spaced (5000-8000 words), the font size and type: 12 pt, Times New Roman.
  9. We require an abstract of no more than 500 words and the key words of the article. This should be written in the same file as manuscript.
  10.  Figures and tables should be delivered in the text and should be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Figure 2).
  11. Authors are required to submit a declaration for authors.
  12. Biographical notes are also required however no more than 100 words.

Please find attached below a sample paper, an example of a reference list, a declaration, and a review form:

Reviewing procedure

To evaluate each submitted publication, at least two independent reviewers will be appointed. The adopted solution is a model in which the author(s) and reviewers do not know their identities (the so-called "double-blind peer review process"). The review is in writing and ends with an unequivocal conclusion as to whether the article is accepted for publication is rejected. The publication will be approved/rejected if the merit criteria and the editing criteria are / are not met.

Ghostwriting and guest authorship

Reliability is one of the foundations on which we build quality in science. Readers should be absolutely certain that the authors of the publication transparently, reliably and honestly present the results of their work, irrespective of whether they are its direct authors or whether they used the support of some specialized entity (natural or legal person). The proof of the scientist's ethical behavior and the highest editorial standards should be found in the openness of information concerning the subjects contributing to the publication (merit, material, financial and other contributions). This is the a reflection of not only decency but also of social responsibility.

"Ghostwriting" takes place when someone made a significant contribution to the creation of the publication, but their role was not revealed either as one of the authors or in the acknowledgements included in the article. "Guest authorship" ("honorary authorship") happens when the author's contribution is negligible or when the contribution never occurred and yet they are the author/co-author of the publication. All discovered cases will be exposed, including passing this information to relevant entities (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.).

To prevent any cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" the editors oblige the authors to submit a signed declaration on this matter.

IMPORTANT NOTES

JEMI is an Open Access journal published under the terms of the Creative Commons CC - BY.

"All articles are freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Readers are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles. Copyright for all articles published in JEMI is held by the individual authors".

Academic ethics policy

The publisher and Journal have a strict policy on plagiarism. We check for any plagiarism issues using two methods: a plagiarism prevention tool (plagiat.pl) and a review check. All submissions will be checked through Plagiat.pl before being sent to reviewers.

As in many other journals the Editorial Board:

"Follows the rules on academic writing and academic ethics, according to the work by M. Roig (2003; 2006) Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, available online at http://www.cse.msu.edu/~alexliu/plagiarism.pdf.

We suggest that all potential contributors of the Journal, reviewers and readers duly follow this guidance in order to avoid any misconceptions in academic writing. 

Editors and reviewers will blind referee all manuscripts following the guidelines explicitly highlighted by COPE http://publicationethics.org.