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Author Guidelines

Submission of Manuscript
• Submission of manuscripts is welcomed for consideration. Manuscripts must be written in English and should not have been published elsewhere or submitted simultaneously to other journals.
• The following types of contributions will be considered :
1) Papers describing original research; or
2) Literature reviews of 3,000 to 10,000 words.
• Authors are requested to submit their manuscript by the online submission system.
• All contributions will be reviewed by two or more referees for technical merit, quality of scientific content, and utility of the results and may require revisions before final acceptance.
• The final decision concerning the acceptance or rejection of a paper is made by the editors.
• After a manuscript has been accepted for publication and after all revisions have been incorporated, necessary electronic files or artworks may be requested.

Manuscript Preparation
• Manuscripts should be less than 10,000 words equivalent although in special circumstances longer paper will be considered. All pages should be numbered consecutively. A font size of 12 or 10 pt is required.
• Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, References, Figure Captions and Tables.

Galley proofs will be sent to the author via e-mail and should be returned as soon as possible. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors. Any queries should be answered in full.

The journal makes no page charges. The corresponding author will be provided with a PDF of the article via e-mail at no cost.


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.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. 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.


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