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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).
  • Permission to publish any third-party material has been obtained.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, WordPerfect or PDF format.
  • Text formatting includes use of styles. The text on the page is organized in one column.
  • Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided and are clickable (e.g.,

Author Guidelines

Any content will have to be recommended by the author's faculty before it is accepted for publication. The recommendation can be in the form of an email from the Faculty Director or the Faculty Dean of Research to

If your report includes third-party material (such as images), obtain permission to publish it before you submit. You can find images licensed for reuse at the CC Search portal.

If you submit Word-files, make sure you use styles. You can also use our template.

The reference list must include DOI-s for those sources that have them. A DOI must be formatted as a clickable URL. If you are unsure whether your references have DOI-s associated with them, you can use this useful tool:

All manuscripts must be submitted via Online Submission. If you need technical help, see this Authoring manual for the series' platform (Open Journal Systems) or contact


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