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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).
  • All authors listed in the submission have contributed to the scientific work and vice versa.
    Honorary authorships and omissions are prohibited. Full author details including affiliation must
    be entered.
  • All authors named on the submission have read the Copyright Notice, have permission for any reproduction, and will follow due process
  • At the time of submission, accurate and complete details of all authors must have been included, including names, email addresses, and affiliations. The order of authors must also be accurate.
  • All authors named on the submission consent to its publication.
  • Authors have obtained permission for any reproduction from other sources.
  • Where appropriate, Information regarding ethics approval from relevant institution(s) must be included in the manuscript.
  • At the time of submission, two versions of the manuscript must have been uploaded; one where the authors are identified and one where they are de-identified.
  • The text must adhere to the formatting and referencing requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Please refer to the complete Author Guidelines for manuscript preparation.

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