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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.
- 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 does not include any copyrighted material.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
The paper conforms to our statement of ethical practice.
- The combined submission be under 20 MB. If not, the paper will be returned to the author for changes. Often times, the trouble is in the figure files. It's important that both reviewers and editors can easily download the submission without clogging up their bandwidth.
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