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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.

- The file containing my manuscript is a pdf file or an MS Word file.
- My manuscript adheres to the requirements for a blind submission -
*i.e.*(i) I have deleted the names and affiliations of all authors from the manuscript, and (ii) I have removed all author identification from the properties of the submission file. - I have prepared an accompanying cover letter to the editor in which the names, affiliations and contact details of all authors of the manuscript are listed in the order in which they should eventually appear in the paper, if accepted, and I will upload this cover letter when making my submission online.
- My manuscript includes an abstract of approximately 300 words in the case of submissions made in English, or of approximately 1000 words in the case of submissions made in another language (and in the latter case I also include an English abstract of approximately 300 words).
- My manuscript includes a list of keywords, and I have used the official list of keywords, unless the inclusion of a keyword not in that list is absolutely necessary.
- All mathematical formulae and expressions in my manuscript form part of sentences (and hence include punctuation, but are not preceded by colons). [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include mathematical formulae.]
- I have typeset all mathematical formulae and expressions in text lines where possible, the only exceptions being formulae that are so bulky that that they would force increased line spacing if included in the text, or formulae that have to be numbered for further referencing. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include mathematical formulae.]
- I have referenced all numbered mathematical formulae and expressions in my manuscript -
*i.e.*there are no dangling formulae. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include mathematical formulae.] - I have typeset all Latin abbreviations or phrases, such as
*e.g.*,*i.e.*,*et al.*,*vice versa*,*etc.*in italics. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include Latin phrases or abbreviations.] - In the case of having used MS Word to prepare my manuscript, I have ensured that all mathematical formulae and expressions were typeset using Microsoft Equation Editor -
*i.e.*I have not merely typeset mathematical formuale as italicised text. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include mathematical formulae.] - I have used either a full stop or a comma consistently throughout my manuscript as decimal separator. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include decimal numbers.]
- I have numbered figures and tables consecutively, using separate numbering sequences -
*i.e.*Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Table 3, Figure 2 ... instead of Table 1, Table 2, Figure 3, Table 4, Figure 5 ... [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include figures or tables.] - I have provided each figure and table with a detailed caption, ending in a full stop. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include figures or tables.]
- I have included all figures and tables approximately where they should appear in the text -
*i.e.*not on separate pages or at the end of the manuscript. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include figures or tables.] - I have referenced all figures and tables in my manuscript -
*i.e.*there are no dangling figures or tables. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include figures or tables.] - I have numbered all theorems, algorithms and other numbered environments consecutively, using separate numbering sequences -
*i.e.*Theorem 1, Theorem 2, Algorithm 1, Corollary 1, Algorithm 2 ... instead of Theorem 1, Theorem 2, Algorithm 3, Corollary 4, Algorithm 5 ... [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include theorems, algorithms or other numbered environments.] - I have referenced all theorems, algorithms and other numbered environments in my manuscript -
*i.e.*there are no dangling figures or tables. [Merely check this box, if your manuscript does not include theorems, algorithms or other numbered environments.] - I have consistently followed either the Harvard-like standard (author date) or the Vancouver-like standard (Author [reference number]) of referencing throughout my manuscript.
- I have arranged the bibliography in alfabetical order (and NOT in the order cited in the main text).
- I have followed the instructions for typesetting entries in the bibliography (as shown in the extended set of referencing examples), including punctuation and font options (small caps for author names, italics for reference titles and bold face for journal volume numbers).
- I have cited all references in the bibliography from the main text -
*i.e.*there are no dangling references.

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