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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 results, data, figures, or other material in this manuscript have not been formally published previously and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • I have prepared my submission in accordance with the journal author guidelines.
  • I have registered for an ORCID iD. All submitting Corresponding Authors must provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. Coauthors are strongly encouraged to provide an ORCID iD but are not required. Authors can register for an ORCID iD for free at
  • All authors shall have made (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data and (2) drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content. Additionally, first authors and corresponding authors—who may be the same person—shall (3) have authority for final approval of the version to be published and (4) agree to be accountable publicly for the accuracy and integrity of the article.
  • I have a list of three or more suggested reviewers.
  • I have prepared the manuscript for double-blind review. Please note that authors are responsible for ensuring that the paper is properly anonymized; this will not be checked by your editor.

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