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.
- 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).
- An original article would normally consist of 5000-9000 words (excluding figures, tables and references), although high-quality articles which exceed 9000 words will be considered.
- Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the Submission online. Only electronic PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted and the page limit up to ten pages and could be more for high quality articles.
- The text is single-spaced, double column; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- All articles must be written in UK English. If English is not your first language, please ask an English-speaking colleague to proofread your article.
- The text of the article should include the following: title (as short as possible, with no abbreviations or acronyms), author(s) name, affiliation (position, department, name of institution, full postal address and email address for each author), abstract (approximately 100 words, maximum 250), keywords (approximately 5-10 words or phrases), text (includes tables, figure caption, and figures), references (numbering index system), acknowledgments (if any), biographical notes (approximately 100 words per author, maximum 150 words),
If your article is based on a conference paper, it is important that you observe the following:
The submitted article must have been substantially revised, expanded and rewritten so that it is significantly different from the conference paper or presentation on which it is based. The article must be sufficiently different to make it a new, original work. As a guide, you should aim to have more than 50% new material. This is a matter of judgment and will be based on a comparison of the submitted article with the original conference paper.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.