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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.
  • You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author(s)).
  • The author(s) must have approved the work for publication, agreed to submit the article to the Journal, and accepted full responsibility for the content of the Article.
  • The Article must be the author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.
  • The Article must not have been previously published, is not pending review elsewhere, and will not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. The Journal is not under any obligation to publish the Article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account. By submitting the Article, you represent and warrant that the above are true.

Author Guidelines

Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. The Journal is not under any obligation to publish the Article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account. 

Style Guide for Manuscripts

Length

  • The word count should be 6,000-8,000 words (including notes).

Format of Manuscript

  • The font should be 12 point, Times New Roman.
  • The manuscript should be double spaced, aligned left on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins.
  • Page numbers should appear on the top right-hand corner.
  • The manuscript copy should be submitted in Word (or alternatively PDF).
  • The files should be anonymous and not include any identifying information.

Style and Citations

Illustrations, Charts/Graphs, and Figures

  • Illustrations, charts/graphs, and figures are welcome as long as they are germane to the body of the manuscript and form part of the discussion.
  • Each image should be sent as a separate file in one of these formats: PNG, JPG, GIF, or TIF.  Ideally authors should submit the highest quality, largest version of the image they can find.  
  • Captions must identify the artist or photographer, source and date (as applicable).
  • It is the contributor’s responsibility to obtain copyright clearance. Please note that we cannot publish illustrations without written copyright clearance.
  • All graphs/tables, figures and illustrations should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.).

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