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).
I acknowledge in submitting this manuscript to the journal that I have included all relevant citations and references necessary. I further acknowledge that this manuscript presents my own original work, and does not copy, borrow from, or represent other published research in a way that would constitute academic plagiarism. Please see our Publication Ethics and Malpractice statement for clarity.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word format only. I am submitting a copy of my paper that is prepared for blind peer review. ALL references to me (or my co-authors) have been removed.See instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- There is an abstract of 250 words and at least 5 keywords.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
Note: all images and illustrations MUST also be attached as supplementary files. All images and illustrations must be high-res images, saved in TIFF, JPEG or .eps format only. Where required, images that have not been generated by the author must have the necessary permissions.
I have declared any funding that supported the research included in the manuscript, including project or funding reference numbers if necessary.
Note: this declaration can be including in the acknowledgements, and should not be included in the peer review version if it compromises blind peer review.
I have the necessary ethics approval to conduct and publish the research included in this submission, where relevant. Please ensure that you do have ethics approval if this is required for the kind of research you are writing on.
We note that book reviews will not require ethics approval, nor will review essays or articles that are conceptual or theoretical in nature. Please check this box regardless.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (SeeThe Effect of Open Access).
Authors who publish in this journal agree to these terms.