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 manuscript is registered with Science Open Reviewed and labelled there as "Posted for Publication", including with registered reviews by at least two reviewers, and 'No Conflict of Interest' declarations from both the authors and reviewers.
- the content of the reviewed manuscript registered with SciOR is identical to the content of the manuscript submitted here.
- submission is provided as a Word document, with extension ".doc" or ".docx".
- the submitted work has not been published before, is not being considered elsewhere for publication, 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).