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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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission Lengths: Articles should be at least 3000 words and up to 10,000 words.  Longer articles will be considered but should be discussed with the Editor first.  

Conventions: Submissions to JoRMA are expected to comply with standard authorship conventions. JoRMA asks all contributors to use the CASRAI Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) to determine authorship as well as to follow COPE guidelines . Failure to do so will result in articles being rejected.  All named authors are expected to have personally contributed to the writing of the article, its design and conceptual development.  It is expected that all named authors consent to the format and content of the article that has been submitted to JoRMA, and that any necessary consents have been obtained prior to submission. 

Permissions: Authors must obtain written permission to reproduce borrowed material (illustrations, tables and photographs).

Copyright: All submissions are placed under a Creative Commons 4.0 liencse

Articles should be organised using the following format:

·       Title: The title should succinctly reflect the content of the article.

·       Abstract:  All articles should have a 100 – 200 word abstract at the start. 

·       Keywords: All articles should include key words that capture the topics outlined in the article.

·       Main Body: All articles should be divided into appropriate titled sections and sub-sections.  References should be cited using the Harvard referencing system.   

·       References / Bibliography: Any references should be included at the end of the article. Accuracy is the responsibility of the author. 

·       Tables, Figures & Images: All graphics should be a minimum of 300dpi. Any graphics that do not meet this requirement will not be included. If you would like more information about this please contact the Services and Events Manager. 

·       Acknowledgements: Should be included if required.


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