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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.
  • No other academic journal has your submission under review.
  • Your file is a .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, or WordPerfect format.
  • Your text is:
    • double-spaced
    • 12-point font
    • uses italics instead of underlining (except with URL addresses)
    • all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, not at the end.
  • Properly formatted in your discipline's citation style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
  • All identifying information (such as your name) has been removed from the submission. This helps ensure a blind peer review. (Instructions for Ensuring a Blind Review).
  • You have consulted our STYLE SHEET(Optional until your article has been accepted.)

Author Guidelines

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  • All authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting. If you are already registered, simply log in and begin the five-step process.

  • When you register, check the box at the bottom of the page for ": Able to submit items to the journal."

  • After registration, click "make a new submission."


Citation Method



  • Citations and formatting should be appropriate to your field. (Chicago if your field uses Chicago, APA if your field uses APA, etc.)

  • For MLA -- in issue 7 (2016-2017) only, authors may use either the 7th or 8th edition of MLA


Formatting



  • double-spaced, 12-pt font, Times New Roman

  • file is .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, or WordPerfect format

  • All personally identifying information (such as your name) has been removed

  • Authors may wish to consult our Style Sheet. Revising your paper to conform with the style sheet is not required prior to acceptance, although it may save time when we request authors to adopt the style guidelines once the paper has been accepted.


MISC



  • We offer a "Submission Preparation Checklist" below.

  • If your article is accepted, we will ask you to fill out an Author Agreement sometime after Spring Break. Email it to scientia@mtsu.edu