Manuscript Preparation Checklist

Use this checklist to avoid the most common mechanical errors in submitted manuscripts:

  1. The manuscript must be double-spaced throughout.
  2. Number all pages in single sequence.
  3. Type references in the style used by this journal.
  4. Submit cover letter, manuscript file, illustration files, and any supplemental files via Peer X-Press, the journal's online submission system, located at
  5. The original figures must be in the final published size, not oversized.
  6. Upload a signed JLA Transfer of Copyright Agreement Form when submitting your original or revised manuscript to the journal's online submission site ( A blank copyright form is available here.
  7. Obtain permission for reuse of any previously published material and include proper citation information within manuscript. For guidelines, click here.
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