Submission Preparation Checklist
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.
- 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 authors have obtained, in writing, permission to use any previously published material that appears in the submission.
- 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.
Authors who publish with the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE) retain all of the copyrights in their work. In order to publish the manuscript, the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE) seeks a non-exclusive worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, and make reasonable derivative works (ex: translations, abstracts, and changes in file type/format for accessibility).
In order to ensure optimal access and dissemination to the published manuscript, JMDE requires authors to select a creative commons license to publish their manuscripts under. These licenses both facilitate the discoverability and usability of JMDE publications and alert researchers to the permitted uses of the manuscript in the clear standardized terms of their non-exclusive worldwide licenses. Authors will have the option to select whether they would like to publish their work under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license.
JMDE authors assert that the submitted manuscript, including all text, attachments, tables, charts, pictures or other material is the original work of the author(s) and if applicable the author has obtained written permission to reproduce all previously published work. The Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation is not responsible for obtaining copyright permission for work submitted that is not from the original author submitting the manuscript nor can it be held liable for copyright infringement.
Authors who publish with JMDE are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal via a properly formatted citation or short statement.
Ex: “Article Title” was published in *year* by the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JDME). Explore other scholarship that contributes to the development of evaluation theory, methods, and practice at https://journals.sfu.ca/jmde/index.php/jmde_1/index.
JMDE’s authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on a personal website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
Open Access Statement:
The Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The submitted manuscript will be shared at https://url_here_ for global use. JDME will represent authors’ selection of either a CC BY or CC BY-NC license, indicating the terms by which the author’s material may be used, by adding the appropriate license logo on the published work.