For academic writers,
- offer a quick turn-round from
submission to publication;
- guarantee an influential
audience (combining the readerships of JIFM and JFM, as well as attracting
new subscribers), with a particular interest to applied researchers;
- provide an attractive
vehicle to early-career researchers who are daunted by the competition to
publish in high-impact journals.
- give an excellent
opportunity for publication in an English-language publication, in a field
that is under-represented in many parts of the world.
- Help to meet requirements
for a comprehensive dissemination process in European and other
publicly-funded projects, and cope with the rising emphasis on
demonstrating ‘impact’ in judgements of research quality assessment, with
the mixed readership of the Journal providing an ideal audience.
As a relatively new journal IJAM is not yet represented on citation indices, but applications for registration are pending.
such as consultants and advisers, a major incentive will be the opportunity
to reach a wide audience and to highlight (indirectly) their own services or
that of their employer. Those involved
in research and rural development projects will find the Journal valuable in
meeting their dissemination requirements.
In some cases, it will be possible to reprint articles originally
written for house magazines or conferences.