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.
- The submission has not been previously published (in English or any other language), 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, or RTF document file format.
- The layout of the Word document contains continuous line numbers.
- In the properties of files submitted the author identification has been removed (e.g. in Word, in the main menu select File> Properties> and delete the name of the Author of the document)
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- The "category" of the paper (Original research articles, Review Articles, etc.) has been carefully selected
- Potential referees have been suggested (please use the "comments for the Editor" to add the suggested referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested referees will be considered as reviewers).
Accessible and inclusive publishing: The manuscript adheres to requirements outlined in the "The Creating Accessible Content Guide"
This guide will be useful for authors in preparation of their manuscripts and for editors in formatting materials for publication and adding content to journal websites. Carefully read the Guide here.
Original Research Article
An "original" research article is a full-length article reporting a detailed account of research activity written by the scientists who did the research. It is considered a primary resource. It should include:
- an adequate literature review or background;
- a detailed description of the hypothesis or research questions and, consequently, the purpose of the study.
- the research methods adopted;
- the results;
- the interpretation of results and the discussion of possible implications.
A review article is a full-length article that, based on the existing literature, summarizes the current state of understanding on a topic, rather than reporting recent new facts or analysis.
Case Study Article
A case study is a full-length article. It is a research strategy and an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real-life context. A case study research can be single or multiple case studies, includes quantitative evidence, relies on multiple sources of evidence and benefits from the prior development of theoretical propositions. The results and evidences are not valid in absolute terms but in certain cases, allow theoretical generalisation beyond the case analysed.
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