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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.
  • I/We have used the standard downloadable template for the Cover Letter, Title page and Manuscript, downloaded from Author's guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file (*.docx or *.doc) format only.
  • During submission of an article, “Cover Letter & Title page” shall be submitted as a supplementary file in accordance with the Journal's guidelines.
  • During submission of an article, All figures have been included in the main body of the manuscript in word file format. Figures have not been submitted in separate files.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • I/We have read the Article Processing Charges (APC) policy and I/We agree to pay the Article Processing Charges upon acceptance of my/our article(s) for publishing.

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For more information, please see detailed Author Guidelines.