The Journal of Research Practice (JRP) welcomes your contributions to enhance its profile and visibility as a significant journal promoting critical reflection among researchers and the development of innovative forms of research. Read more about the journal’s publication focus.

There are different roles for contributors. The following roles do not require user registration in the journal’s website:


The journal provides free full-text access to all readers. Readers also enjoy full access to the JRP Concept Hierarchy. Currently, JRP readers come from all over the world and represent a wide range of disciplinary or professional backgrounds. Information for readers . . .

Forum Member

The journal’s online forum is open to everyone interested in contributing to this journal in any role. The forum is implemented through the “Research Practice” electronic group. Submission abstracts are normally shared in this forum. Peer reviewers are generally drawn from this forum. To join the forum, please send a request to:


The cost of publishing this journal is recovered through individual and institutional sponsorships. Information on sponsorship . . .

Note. For discussing any roles not covered in this list, please get in touch with the Principal Contact.

The following roles require user registration in the journal’s Web site. Please Log in or register to play the following contributor roles:


Registered users can use the ADD COMMENT link available at the bottom of the HTML versions of articles. We welcome comments on the subject matter of the article, any relevant updates, request for more information, proposals for collaboration, and so forth. Some simple HTML tags can be used in the text of the comment. Do give it a try.

Peer Reviewer

Peer reviewers play a very important role in JRP. They contribute by sharing their assessment on the quality and relevance of the submission assigned to them for review. You can become a Reviewer simply by responding to one of the regular calls for reviews that are circulated through the JRP Forum. To upload your review, you have to be registered and logged in as a Reviewer in the JRP Web site. The peer reviewers are rewarded in three distinct ways: (a) reviewers of a submission get to read all the review comments received on that submission, (b) their contribution is acknowledged in every volume of the journal, and (c) the JRP Best Reviewer Award is announced every year and the awardees are invited to join the team of Distinguished Reviewers.


By choosing to publish their work through this journal, authors lend their ideas to form the journal’s identity. Their engagement with the journal contributes towards its profile and visibility. Accordingly, every care is taken to ensure that the authors are supported in their endeavour and their work is presented to the world in the best possible light.

You have to be registered in the JRP Web site as an Author in order to submit an article to this journal using the online submission process. Only articles aligned with the focus and scope of the journal are considered for peer review. Authors can choose index terms from the JRP Concept Hierarchy (from all three levels of the hierarchy) to help them think through and specify the content of their article, as well as to align it with the focus and subject areas covered by the journal. Detailed author guidelines . . .

Entering Article Metadata in the Submission Process: Specifying index terms is now a manatory part of the online submission process for articles. For explanation and guidelines on how to select index terms, please consult the editorial article in JRP, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2011.

Editorial Member

Editorial members need to be registered in the JRP Web site, so that their names can appear in the Editorial Team page. Of course, editorial members who are not involved in the day-to-day editorial management functions need not log into the journal's Web site; they should be in direct touch with the Editors. Editorial members are expected to participate actively as contributors, selecting their preferred roles from those described on this page.

Special Issue Editor

Although anyone can directly send special issue proposals to the Editors, one needs to be registered in the journal’s Web site to carry out the editorial management functions of a special issue editor. Information on proposing special issues . . .