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Journal of Medical Marketing

Device, Diagnostic and Pharmaceutical Marketing

Editors
Peter Dumovic Pharmaceutical Consultant, USA
William Trombetta Saint Joseph’s University, USA


eISSN: 17457912 | ISSN: 17457904 | Current volume: 15 | Current issue: 1-2 Frequency: Quarterly

The Journal aims to facilitate excellence in marketing and strategic management in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and other markets in which the customer is a clinician or related professional.

Every quarter the Journal contains a range of peer-reviewed papers, including both practitioner studies and leading edge academic research, covering the breadth of the industry. The Journal also provides expert analysis of the changes taking place in the global medical market, and reviews the latest market research reports available in all three industry sectors.

The Journal of Medical Marketing considers the following article types for publication:

Original Research
Review Paper
Case Study    
Perspective
Letter to the Editor
Book Review

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Medical Marketing is an international journal for academics and healthcare executives in a marketing or strategic management role in the pharmaceutical, medical device or diagnostic sectors of the global medical industry. The Journal is positioned to help facilitate communication and cooperation between researchers, healthcare professionals and marketers across both academic and industrial spheres.

Every quarter, the Journal publishes a wide range of peer-reviewed papers, including empirical research articles, case studies and professional perspectives of importance and practical relevance to medical marketers. As such the Journal of Medical Marketing considers the following article types for publication:

Original Research
Review Paper
Case Study
Perspective
Letter to the Editor
Book Review

The Journal encourages authors to submit work related to analysis of existing practice and application of new technologies for competitive advantage.

Editorial Board
Mathias Aeberhardt Cochlear AG, Switzerland
Martin Austin Managing Director
Baba Awopetu Nutricia, UK
Edward R. Balotsky Saint Joseph's University, USA
Bradley R Barnes The University of Sheffield, UK
O. Andrew Bayode Iroko Pharmaceuticals LLC, USA
Ken Boyce Pharmaceutical Management Intelligence Ltd, UK
Cecilia Brown Linde Healthcare
David Chen Saint Joseph's University, USA
George Chressanthis Temple University, USA
Marc Czarka Brussels University, Belgium
Anthony DelConte St Joseph's University, USA
Jim DeMaioribus Therakos, Inc, USA
Susan Dorfman CMI, Inc., USA
Robert Dossin Communications Media Inc., USA
Joshua Fogel Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA
Carmin Gade Mylan Institutional, USA
Marty Groen in 't Woud TEVA Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V., Netherlands
Dirk Haasner Regulatory and Scientific AffairsLundbeck Inc.
Janice Haigh Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd, UK
Brian Hickey Quotient Diagnostics Ltd, UK
Alan Jones Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL, USA
Mathew Joseph St Mary's University, Canada
William Kilgallon Medical Ventures, Netherlands
Leonard Lerer Sudarskis & Partners, UK
Malcolm McDonald Chairman Brand Finance, UK
Khairul Izwan Mohd Khalid Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, USA
Therri Ruffin St. Jude Medical, USA
Matthew Sarkees St Joseph's University, USA
George Sillup St Joseph's University, USA
Philip Stern Universtiy of Loughborough, UK
Bryan J. Stewart Biomet Microfixation, USA
Harald Stock Grunenthal GmbH, Germany
Diana Stokes Independent Consultant
Paul Stuart-Kregor The MSI Consultancy, UK
Rosanna Tarricone Universita Bocconi, Italy
Ms Debbie Thompson White Robin Consulting, UK
Mitch Tull Lilly Marketing Institute
Richard Vanderveer RbV3 LLC, USA
Luc Vermeesch UCB Pharma sa
Bert Tjeenk Willink Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, UK
Roland Yap General Electric, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Medical Marketing

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/medicalmarketing to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Medical Marketing will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Medical Marketing, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration by another publication.

    Journal of Medical Marketing accepts original papers from both Executive and Academic authors.

    Original Research

    Original research can be submitted in one of two formats. Both formats discuss the importance of the research, provide background/cite key prior research, explain the methodology, and present results and implications. The papers differ with regard to depth and length.

    Full research articles are traditional academic papers that present the results of qualitative or quantitative research in an elaborated format. Full research articles provide a conceptual framework for the research and show how the research is related to and extends prior research in the area. A sound methodology and implications for both future academic research and industry practitioners are important components of the paper.

    Research in Brief articles present the outcomes of original research in a condensed format. These papers, limited to 2000 words, provide authors with an opportunity to publish research findings without the need for an extensive literature or conceptual review.

    Review Paper

    Review papers typically focus on the academic literature. These papers identify a specific area of inquiry (for example, direct to consumer prescription drug advertising, factors influencing consumer selection of healthcare providers, consumer-physician relationships in the digital age) and then synthesize current knowledge by organizing and providing a point of view on relevant research. Review papers allow a reader to understand the current state of knowledge in a specific area and to see that types of research necessary to expand that knowledge.

    Case Studies

    Case Studies describe a specific problem faced by medical marketers and then present potential solutions, which can be drawn from the academic literature or from actual practice. These papers use a problem/solution format and do not require a conceptual or literature review. Case studies differ from review papers in that they are focus on one specific problem/solution.

    Perspective

    Perspective papers provide a timely, insightful and accessible point-of-view on the nature and implications of a recent development within the broad domain of medical marketing. These are relatively short pieces (less than 1,500 words) that should appeal to both practitioners and academics.

    Letters to the Editor

    These letters are opinion pieces tied to a specific paper published in the journal. Letters can address any aspect of the original paper and can either provide a well reasoned and supported critique or address perceived strengths with an eye toward extension, application, and future research.

    Book Reviews

    Book Reviews allow you to provide your perspective on a newly issued book likely to be of interest to the journal’s readers. Please contact either of the editors for specific guidelines for writing a book review.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Journal of Medical Marketing operates a double-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s and author’s names are mutually concealed.

    All manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to editing for presentation, style and grammar. Any major redrafting is agreed with the author but the Editor's decision on the text is final. Referees will be encouraged to provide substantive, constructive reviews that provide suggestions for improving the work and distinguish between mandatory and non-mandatory recommendations.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

      1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
      2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
      3. Approved the version to be published,
      4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Medical Marketing requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Journal of Medical Marketing to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Medical Marketing and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Medical Marketing offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Journal of Medical Marketing adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. View the SAGE Vancouver guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Medical Marketing is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/medicalmarketing to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article. 

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Medical Marketing editorial office as follows:

    journalofmedicalmarketing@sagepub.com 

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