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 is provided in the "Comments for the editor" field).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format, maximum size 30 Mb. Please use the templates provided in the Editorial Guidelines. High resolution images must be uploaded separately.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Editorial Guidelines.
- References are placed at the end of the manuscript. All references are cited in the text article and vice-versa. References are formatted according to the APA6 standard (please see free guidelines and tutorials).
- Manuscript file is anonymous: author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address are placed among the submission metadata and not in the article full-text to ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review .
- The submission is not sent in response to a specific Call for Papers, OR it is sent in response to a specific Call for Papers (then a reference to the Call is provided in the "Comments for the editor" field).
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-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
- 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)