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 manuscipt complies with the Author Guidelines. (Note that there are different formating requirements for first-round and revised submissions.)
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
- Author names, affiliations, funding sources and other items that may jeopardize blind review of the manuscript have been removed from the title page; and author identification has been removed from the file properties. (Accepted submissions can ignore these requirements.)
- Model, code, data and an instruction file facilitating replication of results (if applicable) are included with the submission in a single zip archive.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. 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.
b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).