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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.
  • I, the submitting author, warrant that I am authorized by all co-authors to submit this version of the manuscript and to be their spokesperson during the review process and beyond.
  • I confirm that each of the manuscript’s authors meet all three of the following criteria: (1) has made a substantial contribution to the design of the study, the collection of the data or the analysis or interpretation of the data; (2) has drafted the manuscript or helped revise it, shaping its intellectual content; (3) has approved of the submitted manuscript. Each author should be able to take public responsibility for a portion of the paper’s content, and should be able to identify the co-authors who are responsible for the remaining material.
  • I confirm that I am willing to pay the journal's page charges.
  • 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 manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Instructions for Authors. under Author Guidelines.
  • To facilitate the peer review process, I/we have provided a complete manuscript file (PDF, DOC or RTF), with all tables, figures, legends and supplementary material (if applicable) placed at the end of the manuscript, following the references.

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