Negotiation and Conflict Management Research

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Edited By: Michael A. Gross, Colorado State University

Impact Factor: 0.543

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 66/79 (Psychology Applied); 165/192 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1750-4716

Author Guidelines

Effective with the 2013 volume, this journal will be published in an online-only format.

Submission Requirements:


1.     Format:  Authors should follow APA Style in the preparation of their manuscripts.   Section and subsection headings, references, tables and figures should be prepared in accordance with APA Style Guidelines


2.     Manuscript Guidelines:  Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12point font with standard margins and not more than 40 pages in length, all-inclusive (title page, abstract, references, tables, figures)


Title page and abstract should be separate pages

Abstract should be no more than 200 words in length

Endnotes and Footnotes should be avoided


3.     Tables and Figures:  Tables and figures should be prepared according to APA Style. Figures should be in black and white, with a minimum of 12-point font lettering.

4.     Copyright Transfer Agreement:  If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below: CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
      Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
      Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
      Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA
To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:



NCMR Submission Policies:

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically as follows:

Manuscripts should be submitted online at Authors must supply an email address as all correspondence will be by email. Three files should be uploaded separately:

the cover letter

the manuscript (in Word or rich text format (.rtf))

the title page

The cover letter should be uploaded as a file not for review in keeping with the double-blind review process. The cover letter must include the following content:

Your postal address, email contact, and telephone number, as well as any other information that you believe is necessary (e.g. that all correspondence should be sent to the second author, etc.)

A statement that your submission complies with the NCMR Manuscript Submission Policies (see below). Include the statement, "I (We) affirm that my (our) manuscript conforms to the submission policy of NCMR and is not under review elsewhere."

A statement that your submission complies with the NCMR Manuscript Submission Policies regarding Publication Ethics (see below). The following statement regarding ethics in conducting and publishing research, "I (We) confirm that my (our) manuscript conforms to the submission policy's Publication Ethics of NCMR and I (we) will securely maintain the dataset, syntax, and output from all empirical analyses and are willing to consider sharing these materials with researchers who are conducting meta-analyses or who have questions about the results reported."

A statement acknowledging sources of research funding as well as ethical clearances that were obtained for the work (e.g. IRB approval).

A Research Disclosure Statement actively declaring that they disclosure of (a) any data exclusions, (b) all of the conditions/groups tested, and (c) all of the dependent variables or measures collected for each study reported in the submitted manuscript. The following statement for each study reported in your manuscript: "I (we) confirm that: (1) the total number of excluded observations and the reasons for making these exclusions have been reported in the Method section(s), OR no observations were excluded; (2) all independent variables or manipulations, whether successful or failed, have been reported in the Method section(s), OR there were no independent variables or manipulations, as in the case of correlational research; (3) all dependent variables or measures that were analyzed for this article's target research question have been reported in the Methods section(s).

The manuscript should be uploaded in Word or rich text format and will automatically be converted to PDF format for the review process. The manuscript must adhere to all current APA formatting guidelines, which specify how to format: section heading levels, in-text citations, abbreviations, table format, table and figure titles, pagination and running headers, references, and appendixes.

Publication Ethics

NCMR and editors adhere to and uphold the ethics of scientific publication as detailed in the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (American Psychological Association, 2010, and followthe code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, We ask authors to adhere to the APA code as well as their national ethics guidelines. Important principles for authors include: (a) Research was conducted ethically, responsibly, and legally. (b) Results are reported clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or data manipulation. (c) New findings are presented in the context of previous research, which is accurately represented. (d) Researchers are willing to make their data available to the editor when requested. (e) Methods are described clearly and unambiguously. (f) Submitted work is original, is not (self-) plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere. (g) Authorship accurately reflects individuals' contributions. (h) Funding sources and conflicts of interest are disclosed. COPE guidelines are pursued where misconduct is suspected or alleged. For more information, see APA code and COPE's international standards for authors.

Online Submission Process

During the online submission process you will select keywords from three categories:

Discipline: up to 2 keywords may be selected

Topic: up to 3 keywords may be selected

Method: up to 2 keywords may be selected

One keyword is required for each category. This helps to ensure the best match between your submission and the reviewer's strengths.

You may also nominate (optional) up to four recommended reviewers who possess suitable expertise and who have no conflict of interest with the author or paper being reviewed. NCMR will make an effort to select one author-nominated reviewer. Please note (i) Nominated reviewers should not be mentors, proteges, collaborators, one's own university colleagues or regular co-authors (any co-author relationship should be disclosed, including citations of the papers co-authored with the nominee so that the editor is able to assess whether the co-author nominee is sufficiently "distant" from the author); (ii) Nominated reviewers must preserve blind review. If a nominated reviewer could reasonably be expected to know who wrote the paper (e.g. presented at a workshop), then they should not be recommended; (iii) If nominated reviewers are recommended, for each recommendation, the authors must provide (1) a rationale for the nomination and (2) complete contact and affiliation information.

Reporting Statistical Results

To promote transparency and precision, authors should report test statistics with two decimal points (e.g., t(34) = 5.67) and percentages with no decimal places, when possible in parentheses (e.g. nearly half (49%)).

In the manuscript, exact p-values rounded to 2 decimal points should be reported for all results above .001. Values below this range should be described as "p .001."

Authors should be particularly attentive to APA style when typing statistical details (e.g. Ns for chi-square tests, formatting of dfs), and if special mathematical expressions are required, they should not be graphic objects but rather inserted with Word's Equation Editor or similar.

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their article, once it has been accepted, through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production so they do not need to contact the Production Editor to check on progress.

Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission, and more.