Thank you for your interest in submitting a paper to IJMR. The notes that may be downloaded below are intended to provide advice for prospective authors on the types of papers we publish, and to help authors increase their chances of being accepted for publication.
All papers are assessed by the Editor and 'double-blind' reviewed by two referees. There are three types of paper: full academic articles, and shorter Forum and Viewpoint pieces. To assess which category your paper belongs please see the detailed Guidelines for Authors.
The IJMR is a subscription-only
journal but does operate a hybrid gold open access option, to enable those
authors with specific OA funding mandates to submit to the journal. Authors
will be required to pay a one-off article processing charge (APC) covering the
costs of the peer review, copy editing and proofreading process. Once the APC
has been paid, authors can post the final, published version of their article
on a website, institutional repository or other free public server, without
embargo. The APC charge for the IJMR is US$1950/GB£1200.
Articles are eligible for the OA option only after the article has been
accepted for publication. We would request that any authors requiring the OA
option alert the journal’s Editor as soon as possible after acceptance has been
confirmed. For any further queries about this option please contact email@example.com.
Publishing in the IJMR
By signing the Copyright Transfer Statement authors still
retain the following rights.
Before submission to the journal authors can share their
preprint anywhere at any time.
However, we ask that once submitted to IJMR, articles are
not under consideration by any other journal or publication.
Authors may self-archive the accepted manuscript of their
article on their personal website(s) or blogs, or their departmental website(s)
immediately after publication.
Authors may also share their accepted papers privately with
students or colleagues for their personal use.
They may also privately share the accepted manuscript via
their research institute or institutional repository for internal institutional
A credit line should be added to indicate the article is to
be published in the International Journal of Market Research and this website - mrs.org.uk/ijmr. Once an article has
been published online ahead of print, a link to the article and the DOI should
be added to the accepted paper.
The final pdf version of Gold open access articles can be
shared anywhere at any time.