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.
For submissions from 31st March 2014 onwards, authors who submit articles to this journal for publication agree to the following terms:
a) Retaining Copyright and Granting Rights:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication. The work is simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing others to share and adapt the work. Acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal is required.
b) Non-Exclusive Distribution:
Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., posting to an institutional repository or publishing in a book). Acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal is required.
c) Online Posting and Citation Advantage:
Authors are encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process. This may lead to productive exchanges and earlier and greater citation of the published work (See The Open Access Citation Advantage Service). If authors include the work in an institutional repository or on their website, they must acknowledge the UTS ePRESS publication with relevant details.
d) Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License Awareness:
Authors should note that the CC-BY License permits readers to share (copy and redistribute) and adapt (remix, transform, build upon) the work for any purpose, including commercial use. Proper credit, a link to the license, and indication of any changes made must be provided. The manner of doing so must not suggest endorsement by you or your publisher.
For Volume 10 No 2 (2013) and earlier, the following copyright applied:
Authors submitting a paper to UTSePress publications agree to assign a limited license to UTSePress if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. This license allows UTSePress to publish the manuscript in a specific issue.
Articles published by UTSePress are protected by copyright, with rights retained by the authors, who assert their moral rights. Authors control translation and reproduction rights to their works published by UTSePress. All rights are reserved worldwide by UTSePress, and downloads of specific portions are permitted for personal use only, not commercial use or resale.
For reprint or usage permissions, please direct inquiries to UTSePress via the journal's main editor, Dr. Nicholas Manganas at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Reprint permission requires acknowledgment of both UTSePress and PORTAL in the format advised by the journal editor.