To expedite initial consideration of your manuscript, please prepare and submit it according to the following guidelines.
Manuscripts are considered for publication only if they have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere and are not concurrently being reviewed for publication elsewhere. Publication of a one-page abstract of the manuscript in conference proceedings will not preclude consideration for publication in the Journal of Marketing Education.
Manuscript Length and Evaluation Criteria
Manuscripts ordinarily should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words (15 to 30 pages), plus appropriate references, tables, and other supporting materials. Authors should strive for conciseness, readability, and a high density of contribution per page.
Manuscripts are (double blind) judged using the following seven criteria:
Empirical manuscripts are also judged on methodological appropriateness and rigor, data analysis quality, and presentation of results and outcomes.
All manuscripts published in the Journal of Marketing Education must follow citation and reference style guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). It is in the author’s best interest to submit a manuscript already using this style.
The entire manuscript, including references, should be double-spaced. Use only standard 12-point type. Place the sections of the manuscript in the following order: title page with abstract (150-200 words), body, appendices, reference list, tables, exhibits, maps, and figures. Begin each section on a new page. All pages should be numbered.
Use standard author-date citations within the text. Note with item number and title where tables, exhibits, and so on should appear in the body of the text (e.g., between two paragraphs: Table 1—Respondent Characteristics).
Neither the names(s) nor the university affiliation(s) of the author(s) should appear anywhere in the manuscript or be easily deciphered. This is necessary to preserve the blind review process.
The Journal of Marketing Education uses an online submission system that requires two files. One file should include the manuscript and all its tables, figures, and so on. This file must not contain any information that would identify the author(s). The second file is the cover page, including the manuscript’s title and author information (including affiliations). Submit both documents through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmed. These documents must not be submitted via email.
Manuscript Review Procedures
Manuscripts are normally desk reviewed by the editor and acknowledged within 1 week of receipt. If the manuscript passes this desk review, they are forwarded to three reviewers for a formal evaluation. Those reviews are usually completed within 8 weeks. Authors of nonrejected manuscripts can expect an invitation to make and submit either a major or minor revision. Major revisions are returned to the original three reviewers, whereas minor revisions may or may not be sent to them depending on the editor’s judgment. All accepted manuscripts are currently being published within 1 year of acceptance. At the present time, the Journal publishes approximately one in four manuscripts received for review.
The Journal of Marketing Education copyrights all published material, and the publisher reserves future use rights. (This does not limit authors’ rights to use their own material.)
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