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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 Microsoft Word 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.
  • All the names of the authors and the email address of the corresponding author were submitted on the website.
  • An abstract has been included.
  • The reference list is included at the end of the submission. The citations in the text match what is in the references.
  • Ensure the text of your submission is complete and that you have kept to the expected length of the submission.
  • Ensure that all third-party permissions have been obtained for material from other works.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.