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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 double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Figures/illustrations have been uploaded as supplementary files and NOT embedded in the Word doc though tables can be included. See Figures and Artwork section of the author guidelines for further information.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

All submissions to JMBS must be made online. Please make sure you have read the full author guidelines before beginning the submission process.

Please ensure you enter a contact email and complete mailing address for each author.

We will acknowledge your submission upon receipt and let you know the anticipated timeframe for a decision.

If your article is accepted, we will send you further instructions for submitting the final manuscript of your article.

Special Issue Submissions

Article submissions for a Special Issue should indicate that in a cover letter or by messaging Elena Babatsouli , stating the context/theme of the special issue. 


There are no charges for submitting a manuscript or other article processing fees.  If you wish your material to be published Open Access under a Creative Commons license, please indicate this at the time of submission. Your material will be subject to the usual double-blind peer review and if accepted for publication, our OA fee will be charged.For information regarding our Open Access policy, click here.


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Peer Review

All articles are peer-reviewed (double-blind).

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Please click here to view the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement in full.  

Equinox Publishing is a leading publisher specialising in books and journals in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts. We recognise and believe in the integrity of good ethical practice in publishing in order to promote and maintain the quality our contributors produce. As a publisher, we uphold the standards set forth in the COPE code of practice (, specifically for all contributing parties: author, editor, reviewer and as publisher.

We have communicated these standards to our journal editors who share in our aims for ethical publishing practice and agree to work towards these standards throughout the editorial process. Together, we ensure the ongoing excellence and quality for which Equinox is recognised.

All articles submitted to this journal are subject to peer review (double-blind) and in doing so we (the publisher and editors) commit to taking all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. Thus, in the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, we shall deal with allegations appropriately, including taking steps to retract or correct articles when necessary or to publish clarification and or apologies.

Equinox journal editors have access to (and are encouraged to use) CrossCheck, a plagarism-detection software system which identifies professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct.

Copyright Notice

The editors will not consider manuscripts which are under consideration by other publishers. It is assumed that once you have submitted an article to this journal, it will not be sent to other publishers until a decision about inclusion has been made. Only by special arrangement will the editors consider previously published material.

Full details of our conditions related to copyright are described in our  Copyright Conditions.  These conditions do not apply if your paper is accepted for Open Access publication. Open Access publication is agreed once a paper has been accepted after normal peer review. An open access fee must be paid at that time.  

Click here for the Contributor Agreement, which you should print, sign and email/mail back to Equinox once your manuscript is accepted. If your paper has passed peer review and been accepted for publication on an Open Access basis, we will send you a different contributor/Creative Commons agreement after payment of the fee and prior to publication. 




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