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Published by the CMT Association, the Journal of Technical Analysis publishes long-form research that reflects professional interests of the global membership. Please read the below submission guidelines carefully before submitting your research for review.
Submissions to the Journal of Technical Analysis are open to anyone with an interest in technical analysis. By submitting a paper, the author consents to the following terms of the Journal’s double-blind peer review process.
Submissions to the Journal of Technical Analysis are accepted on a rolling basis for publication in the next issue of the Journal that is not currently under review. When the Volunteer Committee tasked with reviewing Journal content closes submissions for an upcoming issue, all research submitted past that closing date will be automatically considered for the next issue.
A.) A paper will be reviewed according to the following standards:
B.) Materials that have been prepared for specific research purposes, in addition to longer form research previously included in the CMT Association’s monthly newsletter Technically Speaking, are eligible for submission.
Examples of materials prepared for research purposes include: materials prepared for academic websites or academic research journals, materials published on non-commercial sites, and papers prepared as research for clients (i.e. whitepapers).
Work that has been published for commercial exposure (i.e. work that has already been published in non-academic magazines, newspapers, or commercial websites) is not eligible and as such, will not be considered.
The author(s) of any submissions to the Journal of Technical Analysis shall retain the copyrights to the submission, but shall permit the CMT Association to produce and distribute copies in any medium of all or part of a paper.
Authors must sign a waiver acknowledging that there are no restrictions of the CMT Association’s publicizing efforts should the paper be included in an issue of the Journal. This shall be signed upon initial submission to the Journal, and finalized when the author(s) is notified of selection.
The text must be a persuasive and conclusive presentation of the subject. Charts, tables, and figures should be used to exemplify or supplement the text and should not be the primary means of conveying the author’s points.
Charts, tables, and figures should be placed in appropriate sections of the text and shall be individually labeled in numerical sequence. When it is not possible to do so, they shall be presented in appendices.
Statistical supplements are encouraged. Papers should generally be between 4 and 20 pages in length with additional supporting material placed in statistical supplements as needed.
All references to the author’s name shall be removed from the text, footnotes and all supplementary material. All references to other materials and indicators created by the author shall be removed or disguised in such a manner that the editorial board of reviewers cannot identify the author.
The submission committee will not consider any paper that does not comply with these guidelines.
The Editor of the Journal will receive research submissions, void of the author’s identifying information, at the start of the peer review process. The Editor will then distribute the submissions to members of the Editorial Board, who will review the papers and decide whether to recommend them for publication or rejection. Members of the Editorial Board will generally be presented with papers within their realm of technical specialization, to provide readers with the most advanced degree of review possible within the broader discipline of technical analysis.
No author shall ask for or receive assistance of any kind from a member of the Editorial Board after submitting their final work.
After a work has undergone the peer review process, the Editorial Board will recommend to the Editor whether the work should be published or whether publication should be declined. The Editor will then make the final decision on which submissions are included in the Journal. The decisions of the Editor are final and without recourse for reconsideration by any member of the CMT Association or the author’s sponsoring organizations. Prior to announcing a decision on publication, the Editor may in their discretion ask an author to revise a submission.
The CMT Association may publicize the Journal of Technical Analysis, its authors’ names (but not necessarily their places of employment) and all or part of the content of the Journal Issues. Published Journal authors may publicize their research in an appropriate manner without undue enhancement.