Dear Authors and Reviewers,
Our goal is to make our submission guidelines and policy author/reviewer-friendly and user-friendly. Below, you will find all the necessary information for submitting/reviewing your paper to JEMI.
By submitting a manuscript, you are acknowledging that it contains original and unpublished work, and that it is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts that pass the initial vetting process will undergo a double-blind peer review for an independent assessment of their quality and relevance to JEMI standards.
The process for submitting manuscripts is OPEN all year long.
EACH SUBMISSION MUST contain:
1) TITLE PAGE
3) THE SIGNED DECLARATION FOR AUTHORS
Please find attached below a title page, paper template, an example of a reference list, a declaration for authors, and the review forms (general and statistical) with the review criteria to gain more knowledge on how we review the papers:
- TITLE PAGE
- PAPER TEMPLATE
- DECLARATION FOR AUTHORS
- REVIEW FORM
- STATISTICAL REVIEW FORM
- APA REFERENCES 6th (this guide has been prepared by staff from the UCOL Student Success Team)
Requirements for the Submission of manuscripts with all necessary templates and documents are listed below.
Manuscripts should be written entirely in English and adjusted to the PAPER TEMPLATE. Each manuscript should cover the following sections:
- Abstract with 5-10 keywords (the abstract must cover: purpose; methodology; findings; implications for theory and practice; originality and value).
- Introduction (rationale for study, whether aim and research question(s), gaps are identified/ if pertinent literature is reviewed, research reviewed and critiqued, important terms defined, the aim of the manuscript and/or research presented).
- Literature Review (demonstration of an adequate understanding of the relevant literature, up-to-date sources, significant work(s) ignored or not); the author's position towards other researchers and research).
- Methodology (comment whether a sample is correct, data-gathering methods, measures are described, the procedures and analytic technique(s) described).
- Results (comment whether the results are made properly, compared and contrasted with relevant literature conclusions drawn logically, tables and figures elaborated and discussed correctly. Tone of the article displays an unbiased, impartial scientific attitude).
- Discussion (comment on the results, reference to the main goal of the manuscript, the hypothesis/research problem; summary/overview of the most important discoveries; it should be shown whether they support or allow to reject the hypothesis, whether they answer research questions, how they translate into the achievement of goals; are they similar or different from the discoveries of other researchers; explanation of discoveries and speculations about them, supported by references to literature.
- Conclusion(s) (comment whether conclusions are related to the aim and research questions, hypotheses, implications for research and practice and directions for further research are introduced, limitations of the analysis are presented).
- Acknowledgment(s) (if any)
- References (APA Style 6th ed.) with DOIs
- Biographical note(s)
- Contribution of each author
- Conflicts of interest
Manuscripts will not be reviewed by or be sent to any other publication during the period of review.
Manuscripts report the elaboration of theory or empirical results that have not been published previously.
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, Times New Roman 12pt. font without columns.
Manuscripts should be submitted in the American Psychological Association Publication Guide (APA) 6th edition. Guidelines for citation can be found below. All the references must have a DOI number. Use the free DOI lookup here: https://www.crossref.org/guestquery/ Put them in the format as follows (e.g., https://doi.org/10.7341/20201611)
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.
Manuscripts should include the title and author’s name and surname on the first page only (use the TITLE PAGE below) because of blind review purposes. Do not write the name, surname and author’s note in the rest of the paper.
Manuscripts should typically be no less than 8,000 words up to 12,000 words (including tables, figures, and references), single-spaced, the font size and type: 12 pt, Times New Roman.
We require an abstract of 500-700 words and the keywords (5-10) of the article. This should be written in the same file as the manuscript. The abstract must cover: purpose; design/methodology/research approach; findings /research and practical implications/originality/value.
Figures and tables should be delivered in the text and should be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Figure 2).
JEL codes are required: https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php
ORCID ID and account number are required at https://orcid.org. If author(s) could provide their ORCID number, this would allow linking the paper with their ORCID profile, and ultimately get higher visibility for the journal and authors.
Authors are required to submit a DECLARATION FOR AUTHORS.
Authors are required to present the Disclosure statement: No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors or Potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors with the explanation.
Biographical notes are also required (included in the TITLE PAGE).
Before submitting a manuscript, each author should read the EASE Guidelines for Authors of Scientific Articles to be Published in English.
To ensure thorough evaluation of each submitted publication, JEMI appoints at least two independent reviewers through a double-blind peer review process in which the authors and reviewers remain anonymous to each other. The reviewers provide written feedback on the manuscript, ultimately leading to an unequivocal conclusion as to whether the article is accepted for publication, needs a revision (major or minor) or rejected based on merit and editing criteria.
Upon receipt of the manuscript, the editors acknowledge the safe receipt of the manuscript and inform the authors about the desk rejection (within one to two weeks) or the submission of the manuscript for double-blind peer review. After the initial assessment, the manuscript is sent for review, which lasts approximately 5-9 weeks (the availability of the reviewer is a determining factor).
The reviewers receive the manuscript in PDF format, with the metadata removed, and use review forms available on the JEMI website. Each manuscript should include an abstract, a prominent introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusions according to the Paper template.
After receiving two or three anonymous reviews, the authors are asked to revise the manuscript within the set time, usually 4 weeks, and provide detailed responses to each reviewer regarding what was revised and how. The changes are marked in a different color.
The reviewers evaluate the revisions made by the authors and decide whether they are at an acceptable level. If not, a second round of revisions follows.
After the final round of reviews, the substantive version of the manuscript is accepted by the editors, with the understanding that the JEMI editors may provide additional formal comments to the final version of the manuscript.
Ghostwriting and guest authorship
It's essential for scientific publications to be built on a foundation of reliability. As readers, we should be confident that the authors are transparent, honest, and present their work in a reliable manner. This holds true whether they are the direct authors or if they had the support of a specialized entity, whether it be a natural or legal person. The authors' ethical behavior and editorial standards should be evident in the information provided about the subjects that contributed to the publication, including their merit, material, financial, and other contributions. It's a reflection of not only decency but also social responsibility.
It's important to expose cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship." "Ghostwriting" happens when someone makes a significant contribution to the publication but their role is not revealed, either as one of the authors or in the acknowledgments included in the article. "Guest authorship" or "honorary authorship" occurs when the author's contribution is negligible, or when the contribution never occurred, yet they are still listed as the author/co-author of the publication. Any discovered cases should be exposed, and the relevant entities (such as institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, and associations of scientific editors) should be informed.
To prevent "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship," editors require authors to submit a signed declaration on this matter.
IMPORTANT NOTES - Copyright and Open Access License
JEMI is an open-access journal published under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY.
The Author, by publishing the Work in JEMI, grants a CC-BY license, which allows for the copying, changing, distribution, showing and performing of the Work, with the retention of the copyright to the Work.
The license may change, distribute, show or perform the Work only under the condition that attribution is given by indicating the first and last name (or pseudonym) of the author, the title of the Work, the source of the Work, and the type of license.
More information on the CC-BY license is available at:
Published version and Accepted version - post-print are allowed to be open-access in several depositories (e.g., Academic social network, Any repository, Any website, Author’s homepage, Funder designated location, Institutional repository, Institutional website, Non-commercial institutional repository, Non-commercial repository, Non-commercial social network, Non-commercial subject repository, Non-commercial website, Subject repository, Journal website, Named academic social network, Named repository).
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At JEMI, we adhere to the digital archiving policy and deposit policy directory of the National Library of Poland. It is important for all potential contributors to the Journal, reviewers, and readers to follow academic ethics policy to ensure trustworthy academic writing.
To maintain publication standards, editors and reviewers follow the guidelines explicitly highlighted by COPE http://publicationethics.org. We have a strict policy on plagiarism and check for any issues using two methods: a plagiarism prevention tool (plagiat.pl) and a review check. All submissions are screened through Plagiat.pl before being sent to reviewers.
Just like in other journals, the Editorial Board at JEMI follows rules on academic writing and academic ethics as outlined by M. Roig (2003; 2006) in "Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing," which is available online at http://www.cse.msu.edu/~alexliu/plagiarism.pdf.