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.
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 who 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 a Microsoft Word file format
References are provided "exactly" as instructed in Author Guidelines. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. DOI of the papers, if available, should be added after each reference.
(Please note manuscripts with incorrect reference styling will not be processed).
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are found under About the Journal.
- All contributing authors agree that the publisher reserves the right to withdraw the article from the website if a report on attempted plagiarism is received, investigated, and found to be correct.
- For studies involving human subjects: Indicate in the manuscript, in a section preceding the References, the following statement or an analogous statement that applies to your situation: “All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. Informed consent was obtained from all subjects who took part in the study.” If any identifying information about participants is included in the article, the following sentence should also be included: “Additional informed consent was obtained from all individuals for whom identifying information is included in this article.” If you have not included or cannot include this statement in your manuscript, please provide the reason.
- For studies with animals: Include the following sentence in the manuscript in a section of text preceding the References: “All institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.”
For studies with no human subjects or animals: Include the following statement in the manuscript in a section of text preceding the References: “No animal or human studies were carried out by the authors for this manuscript.”
If you have not included or cannot include one of these statements in your manuscript, please provide the reason or an alternative statement.
Ethical Standards Form
I consciously assure that for the manuscript/insert title/ the following is fulfilled:
1) This material is the authors' own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere.
2) The paper is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
3) The paper reflects the authors' own research and analysis in a truthful and complete manner.
4) The paper properly credits the meaningful contributions of co-authors and co-researchers.
5) The results are appropriately placed in the context of prior and existing research.
6) All sources used are properly disclosed (correct citations).
7) All authors have been personally and actively involved in substantial work leading to the paper and will take public responsibility for its content.
Policy for Articles with Open Access
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post links to their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.