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.

  1. This submission has not previously been published and has not been sent to other journals for consideration (or the comments for the editor below provide the necessary explanations).
  2. The submission file is a document in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF or WordPerfect format.
  3. Internet links in the text are accompanied by fully valid URLs.
  4. The text is typed in the 12th size of the font with a single line spacing; authorial accents are highlighted in italics, not underlined (everywhere except URLs); all illustrations, graphs and tables are placed directly in the text, where they should be in the content (details can be found here).
  5. The text meets the requirements for stylistics and bibliography set out in this section General Requirements for the Design of Manuscripts.

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