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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • You are the author or the authorized agent of the author(s) and the copyright holder (if different from the author(s));
  • The author(s) must have approved the work for publication;
  • The author(s) must have agreed to submit the Article to the Journal;
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  • The author(s) understand that the Journal will share the Article under a Creative Commons License allowing others to use and share the article according to the terms CC BY-NC.
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  • The author(s) certify that the manuscript is original material, except for material from copyrighted sources and reproduced with the written permission of the copyright holder, and is in no way a violation of, or an infringement upon, any copyright belonging to any third party.
  • The author(s) assert that the materials contained in the manuscript are accurate and that the manuscript contains no defamatory or otherwise illegal materials.
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  • The author(s) indemnify and hold the Journal safe from any claims that the manuscript infringes a third party’s copyright, the privacy of others, or contains inaccurate, libelous, or unlawful material.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

The purpose of the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE) is to publish and disseminate work that contributes to the development of evaluation theory, methods, and practice. Questions regarding the relevance of a potential submission should be directed to the Interim Executive Editor at michael.harnar@wmich.edu.

All sections of JMDE are subject to double-blind peer-review, with the exceptions of editorials, book reviews, and "ideas to consider" which undergo either a collaborative review or an open review at the discretion of the editorial board.

JMDE publishes the following types of double-blind peer-reviewed manuscripts (though other types of manuscripts will be given due consideration):

  • Research on evaluation
  • Literature reviews
  • Reflections on practice
  • Theory development
  • Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods developments for evaluation
  • Developments in approaches to practice
  • Developments in teaching evaluation

Manuscripts submitted to JMDE should be completely blinded to author(s), affiliation(s), and any other potentially identifying information in order to assure impartial peer review. Every element within the manuscript should be double-spaced, including tables and references, and follow the style recommendations of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.; click here for APA style resources).