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 been submitted to another journal simultaneously for consideration.
  • The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word, or PDF document file format. The cover letter is in PDF format only. If not, kindly use the below free link for converting Word to PDF: For compression of file size to upload in the portal use this link: 
  • ORCiD ID is mandatory for at least one of the manuscript authors while submitting the Manuscript. If not having one, create a free account following the link: 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 citation and reference requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
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