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Author Guidelines

 

All manuscripts should be sent in electronic form. Text should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (*.doc) or as a rich text file (*.rtf). Authors should submit the final copy on an IBM compatible disk, a CD, or emailed to the editor.

Figures and maps, if submitted separately from the text, should be sent as a JPEG (*.jpg) or graphical image file (*.gif). Please include the figure (table) number and title should be centered at the top of each figure (table) and the source should be left flush at the bottom. Figure (table) numbers and titles should not be in all caps.

Primary headings should be bold but not in all caps, and secondary headings should be italicized. Do not number headings.

Paragraphs should be double-spaced, with the first line of the paragraph indented. There should be no additional line between paragraphs.

Please use in-text citations; footnotes will not be accepted. Endnotes should only be used sparingly.

References should be consistent in their style and should include every source cited in the paper. Please use a block format instead of the hanging paragraph style.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. (Hyperlinked to guidelines above)
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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