Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
1 The submission cannot have been published previously and cannot be under review by another journal (unless the author offers an explanation to the editor in the comments).
2 The article being submitted should employ the following file format: Microsoft Word (.doc, not .docx).
3 Whenever possible, authors should supply URLs for their references.
4 The document should use 1.15 spacing in the main text and single spacing in the footnotes; font size should be 11-point in the main text and 9-point in the footnotes; italics should be used in place of underlining, except for URL addresses; any illustrations, pictures, and tables should be set in the appropriate part of the text rather than at the end.
5 The text must comply with the stylistic and bibliographical requirements summarized in the Author Guidelines section, which is available via the journal’s information page.
6 If you are submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, please follow the instructions for “How to ensure a blind review.”
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 Creative Commons Attribution License 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).
Names and email addresses found on this journal’s website will be only used for the stated purposes and will not be used or distributed for any other reason.