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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.
  • 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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Main articles or essays should not exceed 7500 words, while commentaries should not exceed 2500 words, including any notes but excluding references.
Submissions are to be electronic only, (using Microsoft Word or RTF format) through the journal home page and should contain:

  1. A separate title page containing the name, address (including e-mail address) of each author.
  2. An abstract of not more than 150 words followed by six key words before the main text.
  3. Only graphics in TIFF or EPS format with a minimum resolution of 600dpi for Line art and 266dpi for halftones.
  4. References (Author-Date style is preferred) or appropriate end notes and bibliography (i.e. Documentary style which is much less preferred) are to follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, 2003. (www.chicagomanualofstyle.org).
  5. Double quotations set off all quotations less than two lines; otherwise quotations are to be set off separately with double indentation.
  6. End notes are requested to be without extracts, graphs and paragraphing.
  7. Separate accompanying documents at the time of submission are: a list containing each author's important interests contributory to the article; the contributions of each author; and a declaration signed by each author that the essential substance of the submission has not been published before and is not being considered by any other journal.
  8. On acceptance of a work, author(s) shall be required to sign a document relinquishing the rights of the publication to the publishers.

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