Submission Policy

Ethics in publishing

The IJM supports the ethical principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Conflict of interest

All Authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest. Further information and can be found in COPE author guidelines.


Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.


All IJM articles, unless otherwise stated, are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly attributed back to the original author and publisher. Copyright on any research article in the International Journal ofMicrosimulation(IJM) is retained by the Authors. Authors grant IJM a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the Journal follows the license terms. Authors should not submit any paper unless they agree with this policy. The full text of the CC BY 4.0 license can be found here. Special exemptions and other licensing arrangement can be made on a case by case basis, by writing a motivated request to the Editor.

Authors rights

Contributors will retain the rights including but not limited to the following, as permitted by the CC BY license:

  • The rights to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display the Contribution in any medium for non-commercial purposes.
  • The right to prepare derivative works from the Contribution, including reuse parts of the Contribution (e.g. figures and excerpts from an article) so long as the Authors receives credit as authors and the IJM is appropriately cited as the source of first publication.
  • Patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the Contribution.
  • The right to proper attribution and credit for the published work.


The International Microsimulation Association (IMA) and the International Journal of Microsimulation (IJM) and make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information contained in our publications. It however, makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the published work. Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the Authors, and are not necessarily the view of the Editors or the Journal.

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