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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.
  • 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF 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; 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 stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The author has the right to publish illustrations, if any.

Author Guidelines

Article length: 6000-8000 words, including endnotes, headings, and a 150 word abstract.

Language: English

File: The article should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or RTF-formatted file, font size 12. Do not perform any formatting other than italics (rather than underlining) and bullet style lists; only section headings, no sub-section headings.

Title page: Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), and 4) name and full postal address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper.

Notes: Should be indicated by superscript numbers and presented as end notes.

Diagrams and graphics: Should be embedded in the file.

Figures: Upon acceptance please supply figures/graphics/images in at least 300 dpi.

Rights: Please make sure you have the right to publish illustrations, if any.

Copyright: If the figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce those figures/graphs/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

When figures/graphics/images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

Abstract: Articles must include an abstract of up to 150 words. The abstract should stand alone, enabling a reader to decide whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article.

Biography: If and when the paper is accepted, please provide a short biography (50-75 words) of each author to follow the final manuscript file.

Keywords: After the abstract, please give 5-10 key words for readers looking for material by key word searching on Internet. Avoid using the same words as in the title.

Biographical details: Include full name(s), current professional affiliation, and an email address for correspondence. If more than one author, please indicate who the corresponding author is.

Section headings: Please do not number section headings. Use a maximum of three levels of headings made clear by orthographic indicators, i.e. capitals, italics, bold etc.

Quotations: Please use double quotation marks. Quotations longer than 40 words should appear in a separate paragraph, indented by tapping a ca 1cm right margin, without quotation marks.

Notes and bibliography: Use APA style. http://www.apastyle.org/learn/quick-guide-on-references.aspx

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