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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 journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission is based on research that had been conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and according to all applicable local and international standards (or the submission is a book review for which this requirement does not apply).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Instructions for Authors and in the Submission Template (MS Word template) or in the Submission Template for Book Review (MS Word template).
  • The submission includes a disclosure of any actual or potential conflict of interest or the lack thereof (or the submission is a book review for which this requirement does not apply).
  • I hereby understand and acknowledge that all submitted files will automatically be subject to plagiarism check (iThenticate) and I fully understand that my manuscript might be rejected without any further consideration if it contains uncited word-by-word quotations from copyrighted publications.

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