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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.
  • Manuscript length is 1000 - 5000 words. The editorial team reserves the right to negotiate a word limit depending on the type and quality of the work.
  • Manuscript includes an abstract of 150 - 200 words and a short author biography of about 50 words.
  • 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.
  • Citation style is consistent and conforms to the author's discipline. Otherwise, the submission adheres to the Chicago Manual of Style. Where available, URLs for the references are provided.
  • All figures are of high resolution (300 dpi minimum) and, if possible, vector images have been supplied. All images, figures, graphs and tabulated data are appropriately referenced.
  • Author guidelines have been read and adhered to.