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How many issues do you envisage annually? In addition to regular articles, what other features will the journal include?
Why is the journal needed? What academic developments have taken place to make this journal necessary at this point in time? Please list 2-3 existing journals in the field and identify their strengths and weaknesses in relation to the proposed journal.
What disciplines and sub-disciplines will be covered? Identify the ‘core’ target market(s) for your journal. How international will your journal be, and how will this be reflected in the editorial line up and the content?
Will you use a copyright transfer agreement? If so, please attach the agreement here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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What is the proposed timeline for launching the journal?
How will the journal be promoted? How will the journal solicit for articles? Please provide a list of relevant promotional outlets (e.g. listservs, distribution lists etc.).
Provide 3-6 keywords that best describe the journal.
What is the proposed review structure? Please check any that apply. Note: If the review structure is dependent on the section, please list the section with the review process it uses below. Editors may find this guide from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to be a valuable overview of additional considerations:

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