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Partnership with the Journal of Motor Learning and Development 

I-MDRC members get exclusive benefits

Impact Factor

I-MDRC is proud to partner with the Journal of Motor Learning & Development (JMLD), a peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to advance the understanding of movement skill acquisition and expression across the lifespan. JMLD is a hybrid-model journal with no submission or publication fees, but open access publishing is available. The journal will receive its first Impact Factor in 2023.


Through this partnership, all I-MDRC members receive:

  • A complimentary subscription to JMLD, providing access to all published articles

  • A 50% discount on free access publication fees when their article is accepted for publication by JMLD. This benefit reduces the fee to $1,000 (USD), and similar to open access publication it ensures the article is free to read to everyone in the motor development research community. (Note: this purchase is optional and does not include a Creative Commons license.)


JMLD will also fund two travel fellowships to help researchers from World Bank designated low income, lower-middle income, and upper-middle income countries attend the I-MDRC International Conference. This initiative aligns well with I-MDRC’s commitment to support researchers from a variety of countries and research backgrounds.


Under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Dr. Maarten Immink, JMLD is broadening its scope while maintaining an acceptance rate <40%. JMLD is active in marketing the articles it publishes on Twitter (@JMLDjournal) and is indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, and Google Scholar.


“JMLD is thrilled to be partnering with I-MDRC,” says Dr. Immink. “The partnership formalizes previous connections between the Journal and the Consortium based on the presence of I-MDRC members on the JMLD Editorial Board and publications from I-MDRC member authors. JMLD looks forward to further supporting I-MDRC member authors in publishing their valuable basic and applied research work. Together, JMLD and I-MDRC will advance motor development science and practice throughout the world.”


Submit your research to JMLD.

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