1. Manuscripts should be submitted via the online Submission system.

  2. The corresponding author should indicate whether the work described in the manuscript has been discussed with a specific MJN  editor before submission. Copies of any papers containing related work that are under consideration or in-press at other journals should be included with the submission as additional supplementary information.

  3. Manuscripts submitted to MJN  do not need to adhere to our formatting requirements at the point of initial submission; formatting requirements only apply at the time of acceptance.

  4. Each new submission is assigned to a primary editor, who may be either one of our in-house editors or an Editorial Board Member. The primary editor reads the paper, consults with other members of the editorial team, and then evaluates the novelty and potential impact of the work, the appropriateness for the journal''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s editorial scope, the conceptual or methodological advances described in the paper, and its potential interest to the readership of MJN. Manuscripts that meet these editorial criteria are sent out to external referees for further assessment.

  5. The novelty of a submitted paper is considered to be compromised if it has significant conceptual overlap with a published paper or one accepted for publication by MJN. Preprint archives do not compromise novelty.