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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 written submission is a single OpenOffice or Microsoft Word file.
  • All DOIs are provided for every journal article in the references.
    They use the correct format: https://doi.org/xxx.xxxx/xx.xx
    I understand that not providing these results in the paper being returned to me for amending.
  • I have used British spelling consistently throughout except where there is deviation in original quotes and references.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining or bold (except with URL addresses); headings in 12 pt bold; uses double quotes "xxx"; all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  • I have followed the exact referencing and citation styles as outlined in the journal's Referencing Guidelines. I understand that not doing this will result in the paper being returned to me.
  • Diagrams and photos must be uploaded as high quality image files.
  • I have provided evidence of copyright permission to reproduce images, diagrams or longer text excerpts or full poems. I understand that the journal cannot publish the above without this.

Please visit the Submissions page which contains guidance for contributors and a guide on style, referencing and permissions.