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The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to more than one publication for consideration at the same (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. The manuscript is cleaned from any information that can identify the author. The PROPERTIES of the manuscript has been checked to make sure that no author name is detailed there.
The separate title page includes a statement of whether (financial and non-financial) conflicting interests exist, an acknowledgement (optional), a "who-did-what-note" (if considered relevant), and information about ethics committee approval (if applicable).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
The text is double spaced, and use font Times New Roman of size 11 or 12 pt. The sections in the manuscript should be numbered (1, 1.1 etc.). Tables and figures are placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables and figures are numbered and referred to using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3 etc.) , not Roman numerals (I, II, III etc.).
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
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