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Author Guidelines

The online Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences (JMM) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that considers contributions to research methods, research design, measurement, and data analysis. JMM publishes theoretical and empirical articles, how-to articles (Nuggets) and short Notes.

  • Full-length theoretical and empirical manuscripts focus on issues related to research methods, research design, measurement, and data analysis. Full length articles may be 40 pages, double-spaced. Contributors should check with the Editor before submitting an unusually long manuscript. Because this is an online journal, there is no limit on appendices.
  • The purpose of the Nuggets section is to explain and demonstrate methodological, statistical and research techniques. Potential topics may include cluster randomized designs, propensity scores, software demonstrations, or adaptive sampling designs. Contributions to Nuggets may be from 20 to 40 pages, double-spaced.
  • Notes addresses research, methodological or statistical issues that can be covered in nine pages, double-spaced. There is no minimum length for short Notes as long as these clearly make a significant point.

Format for Contributions

JMM follows the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010). All contributions submitted for review must be in English and submitted in MS Word format.

Submission Procedure, Publication and Copyright

Contributions should include a cover letter with the authors' names, telephone numbers, email and mailing addresses, and affiliations. The cover letter should specify the topics (theoretical/empirical; methodology and research design, measurement and/or data analysis), and type of contribution (full length manuscript, Nuggets or Notes). In the cover letter, the authors should articulate the relationship of the manuscript to previous work in the area, and explain what this contribution adds to the field. Authors should also attest that the manuscript is not under review elsewhere, and all authors have approved of the manuscript. A short abstract of the article should also be included. Contributions may be sent to the editor at

JMM is supported by the University of Arizona Library and there are no charges for publication or access.

Guide for Contributors

Authors must provide permissions for the reproduction of copyrighted images or material used in their submissions. Images (photographs and line art) to illustrate submissions should be sent in separate, individual digital files. Do not use footnotes or endnotes in Word, or bibliographical formatting software. Footnotes on individual pages cannot be accommodated.

After submission

Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field. Because JMM is an online journal, submissions will normally appear within a few months of final approval.

After acceptance

For data analysis articles, the journal recommends that authors include an Appendix with the data (either raw data or correlation matrices) and associated syntax or programming files. The data appendix provides authors with a permanent data repository.


Copyright Notice

The Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences © Copyright Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona. Copyright of individual papers remains with the author(s) so that submissions may be freely utilized by the author(s) in other venues at any time after publication in JMM.  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


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