Guidance for contributors

Submission of articles to IJAM must conform to the specifications in the Notes for Contributors.  A link to the Notes is provided below, and the document can be downloaded by clicking the arrow on the right.   Please note the requirement for a covering letter to the Editor, and the specification for citing and listing references.  Submissions which do not conform will be returned.

Submissions must be written in good, clear English language, preferably proof-read by a native English speaker.  For authors who find this difficult we offer an English language polishing service via Charlesworth at
http://www.charlesworthauthorservices.com/?rcode=IJAM001, with a 10% discount for IJAM authors, applied at the point of purchase.  Non-UK authors should ignore references to VAT.

We adhere to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct) .  Issues such as disputes over authorship, conflicts of interest, ethical concerns, and suspected misconduct of authors, reviewers or Editor, will be dealt with by following the appropriate COPE flowchart (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).

Here's a useful and readable guide for would-be authors of journal articles If every author followed this advice they would save themselves, and the IJAM Editor, a great deal of time and effort.  And, in some cases, disappointment:  http://getalifephd.blogspot.hu/2014/05/how-to-publish-article-in-academic.html

Even better is  How to get your writing published in scholarly journals by Linda Olson, a free download from Proofreading Services:  www.proof-reading-services.org/guide/index.html  This is stuffed full of good advice, written by someone who understands the frustrations of being a journal editor.  I particularly like the emphasis on careful observance of the guidance for contributors - very few submissions to IJAM get this right, and some get it so wrong that they bite the dust immediately.  If you want your article to have the best chance of publication, and your Editor to stay sane, read this book!       

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IJA Management,
18 Sep 2013 02:16
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