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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 Microsoft Word file format.
  • 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 stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Screening Criteria of Articles Submitted to the Journal

The editorial board or committee will initially screen all submitted articles based on the following criteria. If an article does not meet these criteria, it will not be considered for publication. However, if the article meets the criteria, it will proceed to the double-blind peer-review process conducted by external reviewers.

  1. No prior submission to any other journal.
  2. Relevance and originality of research topic to the journal's scope and focus.
  3. Adherence to ethical standards in research and data reporting.
  4. Quality of methodology and rigor of data analysis.
  5. Clarity and coherence of writing and presentation.
  6. Appropriate referencing and citation of previous works using APA 7th edition.
  7. Appropriate data sharing and open access policies.
  8. Compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
  9. Appropriate data availability, if necessary to reproduce findings.
  10. Avoidance of plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
  11. Avoidance of conflicts of interest.

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