Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 Microsoft Word document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- 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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- Authors who make a submission to this journal must ensure they have read our Privacy and Consent Policy, and agree to its terms.
- Corresponding authors are required to be principal investigators or supervisors. Manuscripts submitted by research students will not be accepted.
- Manuscripts require a structured abstract (Background, Methods/Design, Discussion).
- Manuscripts require numbered headings and sub-headings (please do no use an automatic numbering function).
- Manuscript are required to align to APA 7 style.
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Updated May 2018