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 article has not been previously published, nor is it being submitted in another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the Comments to Editors).
- Article files in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file formats.
- This text has normal 1.5 spacing; use 11 point font; use italics instead of underscores (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate point, not at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographical requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).