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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).
  • Before submitting articles to HBDS, authors are responsible to check any requirements or conditions imposed by their employing/affiliated institutions that might preclude publication in HBDS.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format, and does not contain editorial controls of any kind.
  • The submitted manuscript is from 8-12 pages in length.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point Calibri 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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I have read the duties of authors section under the publication ethics statement and agree to abide by it.