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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).
Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe 3rd party copyright. More information from the Intellectual Property Office here:
- The submission file is 4000-6000 words and is in a Microsoft Word document file format. If special fonts are used, a PDF document has also been submitted for checking.
- Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland (CC BY 2.5 Scotland) license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
More information on Creative Commons here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/scotland/deed.en_GB
b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
The University and this journal adhere to the UK Data Protection Act 1988. More information: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection.aspx.