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 author/s have read the Journal's Ethics and Malpractice Statement and the submission has not been previously published in full or in part (including via a conference), nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). Where a paper extends an earlier published work, please make this explicit in your submission.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Please do not upload PDFs
- Any URLs in the body of the submission or in the reference list have been checked as active.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. An additional document should be uploaded with figures and/or images displayed independent of the text to assist with layout editing. Please consult guidelines for information on figures/images and illustrations.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and complies with the APA referencing system - sixth edition
- Attempted to include Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) where possible. This Journal uses CrossRef - a reference linking service. For full instructions on how to add DOIs to each reference please consult the Student Success Author DOI guidelines (PDF 373KB). Please note - the latest APA guidelines (sixth edition) request that a DOI should be included in references (particularly when referencing other journal articles). Submissions will be returned if there is no attempt to include a DOI that pre-exists for a journal article reference)
- If submitting an article: All information or text that could identify the author/s (and their institution/s) has been removed for the 'anonymous' version of the submission. Please note - de-identification means the identiy of the author/s and the institution/s must be removed (or replaced in the text with a marker such as 'XXX')
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