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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).
  • This article has been reviewed by native English speakers.
  • The Copyright transfer agreement file has been provided.
  • We encourage authors to submit the names of 5 referees (not from your own affiliation) suitable to review the work to aid in the peer review process.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Make sure that issues about Publication Ethics, Copyight Transfer, Authorship, Highlights, Graphical Abstract, Journal's Template, and References format have been appropriately considered.
  • I accept the rejection of manuscript if I don't follow all submission preparation checklist.

Author Guidelines

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

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