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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 PDF or Microsoft Word document file format. Once accepted, submissions may also be done in LaTeX.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are found in About the Journal.
  • Figures are submitted as separate files in JPG or TIFF format and have a resolution of at least 300 DPI. Figure captions are included at the end of the article text.
  • Tables are included at the end of the article text, with appropriate titles and keys to acronym and symbols.
  • Copyright permission has been obtained and is included for any table, diagram, or illustration to be reproduced from other publications.
  • References are consecutively numbered in the article text with superscripts. The reference list reflects this consecutive numbering. Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission adheres to the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Policy, which is found in About the Journal.


Author Guidelines

To help you structure and format your submission:

You may submit your manuscript in Microsoft Word or LaTeX. Please download the Original Article template in the desired program for unpublished manuscripts and the Meeting Highlights template if your submission is an extended abstract.

Meeting Highlights Article

Special section for highlights of (poster) presentations at meetings.

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