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 manuscript falls under the Journal's Editorial Scope and the author has specified the relevant thematic area of the submission
- 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 Microsoft Word
- The text is double-spaced, in Times New Roman Font 12. It should be between 4,000-8,000 words in length (excluding notes, figures, tables and references). Tables and Figures should also go at the end of the text.
- The text has line numbering from beginning to end.
- Has an abstract of between 250-300 words, with 5 to 7 keywords
- The manuscript adheres to the latest APA writing style and format
- The results and discussion have been separated into two sections
- The initial submission (manuscript) excluding authors and their affiliations.
- The authors and their affiliations entered under meta data section ( Add Contributor) in the system.
Reproduction of copyright material
If you wish to include any material in your manuscript in which you do not hold copyright, you must obtain written permission from the copyright owner, prior to submission. Such material may be in the form of text, data, table, illustration, photograph, line drawing, screenshot, or any supplemental material you propose to include.
You must ensure appropriate acknowledgement is given to the permission granted to you for reuse by the copyright holder in each figure or table caption. You are solely responsible for any fees which the copyright holder may charge for reuse.
Copyright and authors' rights
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