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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Style Guide, located via the GUIDANCE FOR AUTHORS page.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Where necessary the author has obtained the requireed copyright permissions to publish any third party copyright material used in the submission.

Author Guidelines

Guidance for Authors, including style, content, and permissions, is available via the links at the top of the Guidance for Authors page.

Authors may also find it useful to review the Guidelines for Peer Reviewers and the Journal Style Guide.