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|Whenever an article is submitted to the RMIJ by an author or co-authors, the presumption will be that it has the potential to be published in the journal. Each article, however, must meet certain criteria for inclusion. The article:
- Must be substantially about Rosen Method Bodywork and/or Movement (although it can cover related topics, for example, comparisons to psychotherapy, neuroscience, Feldenkrais, or other disciplines).
- It must make an original contribution to knowledge about Rosen Method (more than a re-hashing of what has already been written, and something that is not seen as primarily self-promoting or entrepreneurial).
- It should not contain news or announcements that are more appropriate to newsletters and email distribution lists.
- It must be written in clear and concise language.
- It should contain the following sections: Title, authors, abstract (around 500 words), introduction, body or main argument, discussion/conclusions, references.
- References and citations should use the standard for international publications developed by the American Psychological Association (see http://citationmachine.net/).
- The author must be willing to make changes or provide convincing rationales for not making changes suggested by the editor and the reviewers as needed to meet the editorial standards given here and for the purpose of clarifying and enhancing the contribution of the article.
Peer review: In order to maintain the journal's editorial policies and standards, each article submitted to the journal will be reviewed by the editor and at least two other members of the Rosen community qualified and willing to serve as a reviewer. Their written reviews will be submitted to the Editor who will have the final decision on acceptance, suggestions for revision, or rejection. Normally, the reviewers will come from the Editorial Board, but in some cases the Editor may wish to find reviewers outside the board with special qualifications. In order to minimize bias in the evaluation of submitted articles, reviews will be double ?blind? (the author will see the written reviews but not the reviewer?s names and the reviewers will not be given the name of the author).
Languages: Articles may be written in any language, although English is preferred because most people can at least read English. At a minimum, each article must contain an English-language title and detailed English-language abstract that is a direct translation of the abstract submitted with the paper. If the author wishes to submit an article in a language other than English and there is no member of the editorial board who speaks that language, the author will be asked suggest qualified reviewers to the editor who speak and write in English and in the language of the submitted article. These reviewers must be able to communicate to the editor in English. All correspondence between author and editor must be done in English.
Publication Schedule: One issue of the journal will be published online when there are a sufficient number of acceptable articles (approximately 8-10 per issue). There will be one per year at a minimum to start, and perhaps more, depending upon submission rates.
Submission Format: All submissions must be in electronic format as a Microsoft Word document. These submissions will be converted to non-alterable adobe .pdf files before being sent to reviewers and before publication on the web site.
Submission of Media: Electronic media such as photographs, video and audio files may be submitted with an article, assuming that they can be made compatible with the web interface.