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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 file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • The text,  illustrations, figures, and tables  should be strictly in the format of Template provided . 

Every submitted article will pass through a series of steps starting from submission to publication. The status of the paper/ Article will be indicated by  following  terminology.

  • Incomplete - Article submission has not been completed.

  • Screening - Submission is being screened to filter out incomplete or unsuitable content, such as author identifying details.

  • Removed - Article has been removed from the submission process by the Submissions Manager.

  • Query with Author - Editor has asked the Author to check their submission.

  • Under review - Submission has been screened and is undergoing peer-review.

  • Author Revising - Editor has asked the Author to amend their article in light of Reviewer recommendations.

  • Re-Review waiting - Author's amended article is waiting to be sent to Reviewers.

  • Re-Reviewing - Reviewers are assessing the Author's amended article.

  • Final Review - Editor is considering the reviews and making the final decision whether to publish.

  • Rejected - Editor has considered the Author's revised submission and has rejected it.

  • Accepted - Editor has accepted the submission for publication.

  • Quality Assurance - Author's Final Version has been uploaded and is being processed to determine whether it meets our quality requirements and anti-plagiarism standards.

  • QA completed for AFV - Author's Final Version has cleared the quality requirements and anti-plagiarism checks.

  • Admitted into Production - Author's Final Version is now in the process towards publication.

  • Assigned to Typesetter - Journal Manager has assigned the article to a Typesetter.

  • Typesetter to Author for First Proof - Article has been typeset and the first proof sent to the Author for checking.

  • Author to Typesetter for Amends - Author has returned the article proof for the Typesetter to amend.

  • Typesetter to Author for Final Proof - Corrected proof has been sent to the Author for final approval.

  • Author to Typesetter - Proof Approved - Author confirms approval by returning to the Typesetter the final changes to the article proof.

  • Entering Publication Schedule - Article is now entering the publication schedule.

  • Authorised for publishing - Article has been authorised for publishing.

  • Complete for Publication - Article is ready to be published.

  • Article is available online - Article is available online.

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