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.
- Your paper is within the scope of the journal. We desk-reject a high proportion of submissions because they lie outside our scope, including all papers where the main focus is analysis of published text.
- You have carefully read and followed the author guidelines.
- You paper has not previously been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- You have read and adhered to our policies on anonymisation (avoid "Author, date") and open science.
- Figures and tables are included at the appropriate place in the article, and are formatted according to APA guidelines.
- The reference list is complete and formatted in the most recent version of the APA style. DOIs, in web-address format, are provided for all cited papers (unless unavailable).
- A separate zip-file with all the figures is included in a high-resolution graphic format (e.g. tiff or eps).
- The submission file is formatted in one of the following formats: pdf, doc, docx, RTF.
Authors retain copyright of their papers. This which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the published work is properly cited.
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This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.
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