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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Journal manuscript is formatted as template.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Preparing your manuscript

  • Your manuscript should be written in accordance with the following elements in the following order: title, abstract, keywords, introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, funding statement, references, appendices (as appropriate).
  • It should be between 3000 - 7000 words, including table/figure captions, and references.
  • It should contain an abstract of 250 words (between 3 – 6 keywords).

Formatting your manuscript

  • Title use Arial, 16 pts. (Use bold for title with an initial capital letter for proper nouns)
  • Author(s) use Arial, 13 pts.
  • Affiliation(s) use Arial, 9 pts.
  • Abstract use Arial, 9 pts.
  • Manuscript body use Arial, 9 pts.
  • References use Arial, 8 pts.
  • Spacing use 1.5-line spacing (except Abstract and References, 1-line spacing)
  • Margins use Top 3 cm, Bottom 2 cm, Left 2 cm, Right 2 cm