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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 manuscript should be original and has not been previously published or under review by other journals.
  • 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).
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  • The submission file is in word document (doc or docx) file format. Do not upload pdf files.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Statement of originality and conflict of interest declaration (link to Form of Copyright Transfer and Statement, and Originality Agreement)
  • The manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and the author has followed the ASCI live template to format the manuscript.
  • The authors accept that during the copyediting stage, the journal's team may perform excessive changes on the submitted version. Even though the copyedited version will be sent to the corresponding author for proofreading and all author's comments/suggestions will be considered, all authors accept that the final decisions regarding the final version will be taken by the journal's editorial team.
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