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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.
- Is your paper in Microsoft Word (.DOC)?
- Is it formatted according to the author guidelines provided in the PORTAL 'About' section? (font, margins, spacing etc.)
- Have you used the modified Harvard referencing style, according to the author guidelines? Please note, if you have not, the submission will be rejected.
- Have you cross-checked the bibliography against the text?
- Have you checked whether your graphics, tables, audio and video files are in the format and size specified in the guidelines?
- Are the locations of the linked files clearly indicated within the document?
- Are they appropriately and meaningfully labelled?
- Have you provided tag text for the graphics used as links to audio or videos?
- Have you prepared an abstract of up to 300 words in English to enter at the next step in this submission?
- Have you prepared up to 6 key words in English to enter at the next step in this submission?
- Have you prepared a brief biographical statement to enter at the next step in this submission? NOTE: The Editorial Committee will return submissions to authors who fail to provide any of the above information or follow the above guidelines. The review process will not be initiated until such documents are modified in line with the journal's guidelines and resubmitted.
- Have you received funding in the course of the research leading to this submission and acknowledged it?
- Have you added all available DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to your references? If not, please go to the free service: http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery to retrieve all available DOIs to add to your references.
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