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Peer Review and Ethical Statements

As a peer-reviewed journal we publish high quality, original research. Our sole criterion is academic rigour and scientific merit. Submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. All submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and if found suitable for further consideration, forwarded to double blind peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. To avoid potential conflict of interest editors and reviewers will not review submissions from colleagues employed in the same institution as their own or of close collaborators.

JMSR joined the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in 2010 and adheres to its ethical guidelines.

JMSR does not condone unreferenced replication of text, self-plagiarism included. Please note, the journal editor may use Crossref Similarity Check to check on the originality of submissions received. This service compares submissions against a database of 49 million works from 800 scholarly publishers. https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/

Authors are requested to declare a potential conflict of interest, such as research conducted on an organization employing them, or research funded by an institution mentioned in the submission.

JMSR operates an appeal procedure for authors submitting publications to the journal. If you have a complaint concerning the review process or any other matter relating to the publication of your work please approach the Editor-in-Chief in the first instance. If not satisfied, you may write to the journal’s ombudsman, Prof. Gerald Biberman, the University of Scranton (Emeritus) <gerald.biberman@scranton.edu> detailing your grievance.