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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An editor may desk reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

Criteria for Publication. MNJR primarily publishes papers describing original research.  Papers must contain new results to be published. Further, submission of an article to MNJR implies that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. However, conference papers may be included in an article provided that significantly more details on the subject are incorporated. MNJR accepts papers written only in Dhivehi or English. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that the articles are free from grammar and other errors. Important criteria in the selection process for publication are quality of argument and execution, clarity in presentation and educational significance.  Articles must not be more than 20 pages as they appear in A4 paper one and a half spaced. All submissions must include an abstract of not more than 200 words except submissions to Opinions and Perspectives. All graphics must be in 300 dpi resolution. Manuscripts should be submitted by a single corresponding author.

Papers that, in the opinion of the reviewer or editor, fall short of the above standards will be rejected.

Submissions.  The article must be written in Microsoft Word or in Rich Text Format, one and a half spaced. As articles will be reviewed, all information identifying the author(s) should be highlighted so that review copies can have this information removed as necessary and sent to referees.

Referencing Style. MNJR uses the referencing and style conventions of the American Psychological Association. 

Peer Review. MNJR intends to have all manuscripts reviewed by two referees, whenever possible by peers with the exception of submissions to sections dealing with Opinions, Perspectives and Comments. The Editor selects two reviewers from the Editorial Committee.  The process is double-blind. The reviewers are identified to the author and vice-versa only after the review process is over.  If the article falls outside the expertise of the Editorial Committee, guest reviewers with specific expertise may be consulted. 

Content. Research Reports contain original research that advances our understanding in the given field. Review Articles are critical evaluations of material that has been already published. The writer may define and clarify the problem, and take a position on an issue. Opinions, Perspectives and Comments provides a forum for discussion and debate about previously published material or important current issues, innovations and policy perspectives in clearly written commentaries. No abstract is required nor the submission is peer reviewed.

Copyright Permission Policy. Authors need not contact the journal to obtain rights to reuse their articles in other publications, presentations and theses. Please include a reference to the journal. Those using material that appeared in MNJR for noncommercial use are welcome to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work — at no cost and without permission —as long as they attribute the work to the original source. Those who wish to use material appearing in MNJR for commercial use must obtain written permission from MNJR. 

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.

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