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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines  for the preparation of papers are contained in a separate PDF document

A step-by-step guide to the electronic submission process is available in a separate PDF document


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word 1997-2003 (.doc) format
  3. The paper is no more than twelve pages long, including references, tables, figures and appendices.
  4. The page size is A4 portrait, with margins of 2cm on all sides
  5. The text uses Times New Roman 12pt font; uses 18pt line spacing; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in theAuthor Guidelines

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit papers to this journal agree to the following terms:

a)    Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the journal to place this work on the journal website under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and its initial publication in this journal.

b)    Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

c)    In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point after publication on the journal website.


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