Our policies are based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], 2011; see the COPE website for full details). See also the COPE document Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, and Scholastica’s guidance on making publications more SEO friendly.


Peer Review Policy

Each scholarly manuscript submitted to the article section is reviewed by at least two reviewers, who provide recommendations to the journal editor for publication. Reviewers’ comments are generally made available to authors. If revisions are recommended, authors are strongly encouraged to revise the paper accordingly and note in detail, in a separate attachment, how each suggestion was addressed.

All submissions to JMDE are reviewed by the section editor prior to publication.  


Copyright Notice & Licensing Information

Authors who publish with Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE) retain all of the copyrights in their work. In order to publish the manuscript, Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE) seeks a non-exclusive worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, display, and perform the work, and to make reasonable derivative works (e.g., translations, abstracts, and changes in file type/format for accessibility).

In order to ensure optimal access to and dissemination of the published manuscript, JMDE requires authors to publish their manuscripts under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license. Creative Commons licenses both facilitate the discoverability and usability of JMDE publications and alert readers to the permitted uses of the manuscript in the clear standardized terms of their non-exclusive worldwide licenses.

In submitting a manuscript to JMDE, authors assert that the submitted manuscript, including all text, attachments, tables, charts, pictures and other material, is the original work of the author(s) and, if applicable, that the author has obtained written permission to reproduce all previously published work. 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.

An author who publishes with JMDE may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., to post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal via a properly formatted citation or short statement.

For example: “Article Title” was published in *year* by Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE). 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 about their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on personal websites) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Rights

JMDE recognizes that copyright and licensing have limits, particularly with respect to cultural property, cultural heritage, and Indigenous data. We require authors to ensure the recognition and attribution of Indigenous interests and encourage the use of traditional knowledge (TK) notices and biocultural (BC) notices. For more information on these notices, please visit Local Contexts at https://localcontexts.org/