Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 Microsoft Word format or an equivalent compatible format.
- The text adheres to the Style and Layout requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journa 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 referencing requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- A 300-500 word abstract of the article and up to ten suitable keywords have been included (not required for Book Reviews, Letters and Editorial pieces).
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