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.
submission is provided as a Word document, with extension ".doc" or ".docx".
submission includes either: (i) two signed ADPR forms, faxed, mailed or uploaded during the online submission process; OR, (ii) the names, affiliations, and contact information (email addresses) of at least 3 potential referees—entered as a Comment for the Editor during the online submission process.
submission fulfills the five core criteria as outlined in the Author Guidelines.
the submitted work has not been published before in a peer-reviewed journal or book (pre-print or earlier blog posting is fine), is not being considered for publication (unless using the ADPR system) in any other peer-reviewed journal (book is fine), and has been read and approved by all authors.
the author(s) understand that, by submitting a manuscript, they automatically agree to terms stipulated in the Copyright Notice if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.
the manuscript (including text, figures and tables) is formatted according to the specifications indicated under Author Guidelines.
the first language of the corresponding author is English; or if not, then the manuscript has been edited carefully by a qualified English-speaking editorial consultant.
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).