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Submission preparation checklist

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.


  • Contributions have not been previously reviewed or are under review by other journal at the time of submission.

  • Files are in the format requested by Microsoft Word journals.

  • Citation references are available in both national and international repositories.

  • The text is single spaced; font size is 12; italics is used instead of underlining (except from URLs); and all images, figures and tables are inserted in text in their corresponding place, and not at the end of the document.

  • The text meets the bibliographical and style standards indicated in the Guideline for authors section of the journal.

  • If the manuscript is submitted to a peer review section, the author needs to make sure that he/she followed the  Preparing Blind review guidelines.