Journal of Technical Analysis

The mission of the Journal of Technical Analysis (JOTA) is to advance the knowledge and understanding of technical analysis through the publication of well-crafted, high-quality research in all areas of technical analysis. Our success depends upon the time, energy and commitment of authors and researchers who expand our understanding of the market and fuel innovation and new applications of our discipline. Now in its 67th issue over 35 years, the JOTA is the premier peer-reviewed publication for technical analysts.

Features of the Journal include:

  • Research articles accessible by, and of special interest to, practitioners
  • Survey and synthesis articles that provide an understanding of the current state of practice in a particular area
  • Clinical/case studies of high interest and benefit to the profession
  • Tutorials of interest to both academics and practitioners
  • Practitioner surveys
  • Reviews of business/finance books of interest to practitioners

Published by the Market Technicians Association (MTA), the JOTA is designed to reflect the professional interests of the global membership of the Market Technicians Association. Papers submitted for consideration are subjected to a double-blind review process by at least two experts who provide feedback regarding the accuracy of the work producing objective and unbiased peer reviews.

If you have any questions about the JOTA, are considering submitting an article for a future issue, or would like to serve as a reviewer, please contact Journal@mta.org 

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Journal of Technical Analysis holds all participating parties to the highest ethical standards in publishing. Participating parties include the editor, the editorial board, reviewers, the publisher, and the author. The following ethical statements outlined below are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Duties of the Editor and Editorial Board

  1. The editor of the journal, guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board, is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  2. The editor will evaluate submissions based on content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political ideology of the author(s).
  3. The editor and editorial board will not disclose information about a submission to sources other than the author, editor, editorial board, reviewers, potential reviewers, and the publisher, as necessary.
  4. Unpublished information disclosed in a submission to the Journal will not be used without the consent of the author.

Duties of the Reviewers

  1. Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review a submission should immediately notify the editor and be excused from the review process.
  2. Any reviewer who will be unable to provide a timely review should immediately notify the editor and be excused from the review process.
  3. A double-blind review process is used. If a reviewer thinks a conflict of interest may exist between the reviewer and the author(s) of a submission, the reviewer will immediately let the editor know so that the editor can determine whether the reviewer should be replaced.
  4. Any manuscript received for review is to be considered a confidential document.  Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  5. Reviewers avoid coercive citation practices and use professional discretion in suggesting authors cite particular paper, doing so only when scientifically appropriate and without regard to the journal where the cited paper is published and without regard to the authorship of the cited paper.
  6. Should a member of the editorial board identify significant similarity between the submission and other published material, it should be reported to the editor immediately.

Duties of the Author

  1. Authors should create original research; proper acknowledgement of the work of others must be given.
  2. Authors will not concurrently submit a manuscript that is under consideration to another journal.
  3. Using fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements/information is unacceptable.
  4. Authorship should include all who significantly created and contributed material, research, and content to the submission.
  5. Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their research.
  6. Should the author(s) uncover a major error or inaccuracy in the published work, the author(s) must immediately notify the journal editor and publisher to retract or correct the paper.