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).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; 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 of the document.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Template
- The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. See also specific instructions for Word on removing personal information from documents (innsida.ntnu.no).
- The submission file size does not exceed 8 MB. Decreasing the size of e.g. a Microsoft Word document can be done by decreasing the resolution of the photos or changing the file format of the photos used, using a photo editing software like Photoshop or the freeware GIMP.
- The author/s confirm that all relevant research ethics assessments have been made of the manuscript, and are willing to account for this upon request. (Also see the Guidelines from the national research ethics committees)
This section is not peer-reviewed.
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 4.0 License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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.
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).
Resubmitting revised manuscript
It is important that you do not start a new submission process when uploading a revised manuscript after review. Upload your revisded manuscript under "revisions" and add the answer to reviews under "discussion". Remeber to anonymise your revised manuscript.