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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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice (.odt), Microsoft Word (.docx), RTF, or LaTeX(.tex) document file format.
  • Where available, DOI 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, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Please provide your work in a following manner:

1. Title of the work

2. Full names of the authors followed by academic titles 

3. Affiliations. Each institution in one line followed by initials of authors affiliated to this institution 

4. Conflict of interest declaration using the form conformant with the ICMJE guidelines. This can be found under the following link:


5. The content of the manuscript

6. Acknowledgements

7. Bibliography. Wherever possible please provide DOI numbers. It will help us properly format the bibliography. If you like you may provide a bibtex file. Make sure that bibtex enteries' keys are numbers of the work cited in the text.


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