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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • References are in APA format and where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the manuscript.
  • The manuscript adheres to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.



  • Manuscripts submitted for publication consideration in the JMRT are evaluated according to the following criteria:

    • - Extent to which the manuscript fits the mission of the journal;

    • - Significance of the theoretical, methodological, and/or practical contributions to the field

    • - Quality and breadth of the literature review;

    • - Articulation and explication of the conceptual rationale, constructs, and processes;

    • - Rigor of the research design and execution, as well as soundness of the statistical claims (if applicable);

    • - Appropriateness of the analyses and interpretation of results (if applicable);

    • - Quality of the discussion of implications for theory, research, and application;

    • - Overall writing style, organization, adherence to the submission guidelines, clarity, and use of unambiguous language

    • - Maximum of 3 article submissions for each author/user per issue


Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts that violate any of the following guidelines will be returned to authors for revision prior to being reviewed.

  • - The submission must not be previously published elsewhere. 

  • - Must be submitted in Word format.

  • - As the JMRT follows a masked review policy, no author and identifying information should be included in the paper, except for on the cover page.

  • - Authors are also required to recommend 2-3 potential reviewers for their article (included on cover page). 

Section Guidelines:

1.0. Cover Page.  A cover page with the title of the manuscript, authors’ full name(s), institution(s), email adresses, program of study/studies, date submitted for review and recommended reviewers.  Please adhere to sections 1.1. and 1.2. 

1.1. Title.  Titles should not exceed 25 words and should avoid jargon, technical terms, and abbreviations. 

1.2. Authors.  Corresponding author(s) should be identified with an asterisk. The authors list may include anyone that made a significant contribution to the manuscript. 

1.3. Abstract.  Provide a general introduction to the topic and a brief non-technical summary of your main results and their implication (maximum 250 words).  The abstract should not contain displayed mathematical equations, footnotes, references, graphics, or tabular material.  

1.4. Keywords.  Include 4-5 primary keywords in an alphabetical order that best suit the topic of the manuscript.

1.5. Main Text.  Main text should no more than 6,250 words (25 pages).       

1.6. Materials and Methods. The Materials and Methods section should contain all elements necessary for interpretation and replication of the results.  This section should be in concise language.  

1.7. Citations and References.  Should adhere to the APA format.  Generally, the reference page should begin on a separate page and list in alphabetical order by Author’s last name. 

1.8. Acknowledgements (optional).  Acknowledgements must be a maximum of 250 words and should give thanks to grants/funding agencies (if applicable).  Do not include thanks to anonymous referees or editors, or effusive comments.  

1.9. Author contributions.  A statement that specifies the individual contributions of each co-author.  For example: "Dr. Jacob Wayne contributed Y and Z; Master’s student, Anita Ainsworth contributed Y” etc.

2.0. Conflict of Interest Statement.  The author has the obligation to reveal any personal interest or relationship that has the potential to be affected by publication of the submitted manuscript. 

2.1. Results, Tables and Figures.  We encourage the submission of both positive and negative data and results. Tables and figures should appear at the end of your document (not in your text).  In the text, indicate appropriate table placement (e.g., "Insert Table 1 here").  Tables and figures must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear.  The term "figure" refers to a variety of material, including line drawings, maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, photos, and Web shots, among others.  Each table and figure should be accompanied by a short title sentence and/or caption describing what they show.  Figures should be clearly labeled in the figure legend.  Further details can be included as footnotes.  The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.  Other guidelines should adhere to the general formatting guidelines of your discipline.

2.2. Appendix.  If Appendixes are provided, they appear on a new page after the figures.   A single appendix is labeled without letters (Appendix).  Multiple appendixes are labeled with letters (Appendix A, Appendix B).


JMRT will only be accepting abstracts and conference proceedings from 3MT, Symon Seminar Series, Trent Graduate Students in Science (TGSS) symposium and the Trent Northern Studies Colloquium. Each of these will have it's own separate issue. Please contact us or the conference organizers for more details regarding pubishing abstracts from these conferences.  

 Please contact us for more details regarding any of the submission guidelines. 

The JMRT adheres to the Graduate Academic Integrity plagiarism policy set by Trent University.

All works published by the JMRT are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

Please create an account to make submissions.  Any questions can be directed to jmrt@trentu.ca.  You are responsible to read the Rights and Policy outlined by the JMRT before making a submission.