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 being submitted to another journal for consideration.
- The submission file (manuscript) is in Microsoft Word or other word processing document file format.
- The text of the manuscript is single or double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the text, or loaded as separate files.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Submission of an original manuscript to the Journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published; that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication; that the author(s) agrees to assign copyright to the Journal upon acceptance for publication in the Journal, and if accepted for publication, it will be published in the digital format (PDF) and/or in print and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the Publisher.