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 online or in another print source, nor is it under review in another journal (an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor) or conference proceedings.
- The submission uses the Chicago Manual of Style formatting for citations and works cited.
- 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 submission is no longer than 8,000 words.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
The author's name does not appear on the manuscript in a header, a footer, or on a title page.
PLEASE REMOVE YOUR AUTHOR INFORMATION FROM DOCUMENT "PROPERTIES."
- The submission is in English. If the manuscript is not in English, it is accompanied by a detailed summary in English (generally 1,000–1,500 words) and the author understands that the submission must be translated into English if it is recommended for publication.
Figures are submitted in TIFF, GIF, JPG, PDF, Postscript, EPS, Word, PowerPoint, or RTF format. Figures are submitted in a separate document. The author has avoided submitting very large files; figures are submitted at the lowest resolution that will permit reviewers to evaluate the work. Files of more than 2 mb may not be accepted by the system.
If a figure file is large (as will be the case for some color figures and for photomicrographs and other figures that need to be reproduced at high resolution), the author has uploaded a low-resolution version of the figure with the manuscript submission; if higher-resolution files are necessary during the publication process, the author understands that instructions for providing those files will be sent at that time.
- If the contribution includes any materials (e.g., quotations that exceed fair use, illustrations, charts, other graphics) taken from another source, the author must obtain written permission to reproduce them in print and electronic formats, secure high-resolution image files (300dpi or better), and pay any permissions fees. The author may also include a statement of permissions in progress.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- Tables are submitted in Microsoft Word format as Microsoft Word tables. Tables are included at the end of the article file and are not be submitted as separate files.