To make submission as easy as possible for you, when submitting a new article, we only require you to upload a single WORD file (and any relevant supplementary data) for your article. The file should contain your complete manuscript, including any embedded figures and tables.
Papers should be submitted via email@example.com or via the online manuscript submission system, the portal can be opened through the “submit a paper” link on the main page. If you are a new author, you will need to set up an account before submitting your first article.
In the online submission system, you will be asked to enter the title and abstract, and then to select some keywords. Please note that, if your article is accepted for publication, we will display these keywords on the published article. You will then be asked to enter your author information. Please include all the authors. We recommend you use authors’ full names and ORCID identifiers to avoid ambiguity. You may also propose preferred (and non-preferred) referees on submission. These suggestions will be considered, but the editorial staff and/or Editorial Board will make the final decision regarding referee selection. Any pertinent information that could affect the way the manuscript is handled may be provided in a cover letter. This may include highlighting anything particularly notable or significant about the research.
The submitted manuscripts or substantial parts of them should not have been previously published or submitted for publication somewhere else. The abbreviated version of the contents for presentation at a meeting is not regarded as a publication.
Manuscript Guidelines (including special issue)
JoMM accepts manuscripts of research papers, letters, topical review articles and special issues:
Research Papers: Regular reports of original research work, normally no more than 8500 words (4-10 journal pages).
Accelerated Publications (Letters): Brief, urgent communications of no more than 3500 words (4 journal pages) that require rapid publication. Authors shall also submit a short letter explaining why the manuscript requires accelerated consideration.
Topical Review Articles: Topical reviews present a snapshot of recent progress in a particular field (no page limit). These articles present the background to a particular field and the current state of the art.
Special Issues: Special issues will be opened to cover a particular topic, authors and readers are encouraged to propose special issue ideas to editors or editorial board members. Special issue manuscript follows the same guideline as regular manuscript.
Sample Copy: Please refer the downloadable format template file on the main page.
Manuscript：The cover page should contain the following: title of the paper, name(s) of author(s) and main affiliations, and an abstract. Acknowledgments and information on grants received should be presented at the end of the text. Footnotes in the paper should be numbered consecutively.
Supplementary material: Should be submitted together with the manuscript.
Data Sets：Authors are required to provide mathematical derivations and underlying data sets together with their papers to ensure that the results of a paper are quickly comprehensible to interested readers. Papers can be accompanied by supplementary material, such as PowerPoint presentations, to help to elucidate and disseminate underlying ideas.
Language：Papers should be clear, concise, well organized, and written in English, with correct spelling and good sentence structure. Authors are responsible for the use of correct English.
References：The reference list should appear at the end of the text. Issue numbers should be provided for all journals cited in the references. For the sake of brevity, "et al." should be used when referring to more than two authors. Names and dates in the text should correspond strictly to the list of references.
Formulas：Displayed formulas should be numbered consecutively on the right as (1), (2), etc. All characters should be defined and used unambiguously. Standard italicization should be used. When referring to formulas in the text, only numbers in parentheses should be used, for example, (1). At the beginning of sentences, numbers in parentheses should be preceded by the word "equation", for example, Equation (1).
Tables：Tables should be of a reasonable number and size. Columns should be clearly designed and explanations should be given in footnotes using letters below the table body. Only the first word in each column heading and in each entry of the stub column should be capitalized.
Figures：Figures should be complete and clearly drawn. Special care should be taken to ensure that lettering and symbols are of a comparable size and readable. When labeling, initial capitalization should be used. Figures should not be overloaded with information.
Production and Proofs
Accepted papers are immediately sent into production, where they are professionally copyedited and typeset in XML. It usually takes 10-12 days after acceptance to generate the first proof. The corresponding author will be notified by email when the proof is ready to review. Changes should be kept to a minimum. Additions or subtractions of large portions of text may require re-review.
All papers, comments, figures and other material published in JoMM are copyrighted by the author(s) and, unless otherwise noted, are licenced under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The license was developed to facilitate open access, namely, free immediate access to and unrestricted reuse of original works of all types.
Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their publications, but grant JoMM a non-exclusive license to publish the work in paper form and allow anyone to reuse, distribute and reproduce the content as long as the original work is properly cited.
Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original work. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. For any reuse or distribution of a work, users must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published.
The standard license will be applied to the authors' publications, which ensures the publications freely and openly available in perpetuity.
Allegations of Misconduct
Allegations of misconduct range include matters like suspected plagiarism and reviewer misconduct. We take all such concerns extremely seriously. If anyone suspects misconduct, we ask them to contact the journal team immediately, providing sufficient detail for us to undertake an investigation. The precise workflow we follow after receiving an allegation of misconduct will depend on the specifics of the case, such as whether the article is still under review or already published, and the nature of the allegation. However, we always acknowledge receipt of allegations and keep the person who raises the issue informed of the progress and outcomes of our investigations.
In the specific case of an allegation of plagiarism we make use of tools such as CrossCheck as part of our investigation, as well as asking the Editor-in-Chief of the journal to review the article and judge whether it may be plagiarised.
If you need assistance, please contact the journal office at firstname.lastname@example.org.