Ensure that the following items are included:

  • E-mail address and
  • Full postal address of the corresponding Author


Ensure that all necessary files have been uploaded:

  • Cover letter
  • Keywords
  • All figure captions
  • All tables (including title, description)


Further considerations

  • Manuscript has been spell-checked and checked for grammar.
  • References are in the correct format for this journal.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the internet).

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check 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 manuscript has not been previously published whole or in part.
  • The manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word 2003 (.doc), Word 2007 (.docx) .
  • At least 75% of the cited articles are from the last decade.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Where available DOIs for the references are provided at the end of each citation.