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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 Microsoft Word document file format or other open format (No PDFs please)
  • You have uploaded 2 versions of your work:
    The first must include all author details, affiliations, ORCID ID, and email /social media contact details on your paper as you would like them to appear if published in the journal.
    The second must include the title of your paper but be labelled 'for blind-peer review' and be uploaded without author details. 
  • All tables, images and diagrams have been included within the main paper/document as you would like them to appear if published.
  • The text is in the correct format as defined by the Author Guidelines
  • Please include DOIs and where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (APA referencing).
  • Copyright clearance has been obtained for any 3rd Party content included in submission

Author Guidelines

Style guide:

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words
  • The submission must include a title (of no more than 12 words)
  • The author(s) may include up to 5 keywords
  • If abbreviations are included these should be clearly defined
  • Please use APA style referencing
  • Please confirm approval for public viewing of all images
  • File Type: MS Word (.docx) No PDF's please
  • Please submit 2 versions of your work:
    • The first must include all author details, affiliations, ORCID ID and email /social media contact details on your paper as you would like them to appear if published in the journal.
    • The second must include the title of your paper but be labelled 'for blind-peer review' and be uploaded without author detials. 
  • Please include all tables, images and diagrams within the main document as you would like them to appear in the paper
  • Font: Arial 11 point
  • Spacing: Single

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