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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, nor is it before another press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument file format.
  • 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, which is found in About the Press.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts are accepted in electronic form.

The text should be typed in Microsoft Word. Times New Roman font 12 pt, single line spacing. Indentation is 1.25 cm. All fields have a length of 2 cm. Align the text to the width. No hyphenation. Landscape orientation is not allowed. All abbreviations and acronyms must be deciphered at the first use.

Pictures and photos are accepted in .jpg, png, .tif formats (with maximum quality, without compression). We recommend PNG format, in general PNG provides the best quality/file size.

Minimum image size: 300 x 300 pixels (dots, pixels). Maximum size: 1000 x 1000 pixels.

Maximum size of one file: 15 MB.

Inscriptions and other symbols on graphs and figures should be clear and easy to read.

Tables are executed in the built-in Microsoft Word tabular editor. 

All figures and tables must be numbered sequentially. Figures and tables are numbered separately. The text of the manuscript should contain references to tables and figures.

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