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/letter to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word,¬†OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Illustrations and figures are sumbmited as separate files in JPG, PNG or TIFF format and have a resolution of at least 300DPI
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined here.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a Arial, 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations (low resolution), figures (low resolution), and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Copyright permission has been obtained and is included for any table, diagram, or illustration to be reproduced from other publications.
  • Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

A Word document containing instructions for authors for submitting an article is available form here. This document helps you to structure and format your submission.

Please make sure you are registred as an Author; this may be done on your profile page