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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- A 12-point font has been used for the text. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the article, with an indication of their positioning in the text (for example: 'place table 1 about here).
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found at