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What is a Mission Statement?

A journal's mission statement will often tell you the following:

  • The goal of the journal
  • The audience of the journal
  • The types of articles you will find in the journal

The mission statement for the Journal of Canine Music Studies is shown on the right. The first sentence gives you both the goal and audience of the journal. The second sentence tells you the types of articles you will find in the journal.

A Mission Statement Example

The Canine Journal of Music Studies is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to canine music topics in order to promote an exchange of information among professional canines and those interested in the canine musical field. Analytical and descriptive articles are published, as well as papers on original research. Submissions must adhere to submission guidelines in order to be considered for publication.


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