Guidelines for Journal Manuscripts

All manuscripts must conform strictly to the formatting guidelines below and be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Non-native speakers should have their work thoroughly proof-read by a native speaker prior to submission.

Once manuscripts are received, the Editorial Board will check them to see if they conform to all of the requirements specified here. If so, they will be distributed and blind-reviewed by two reviewers. If not, they will be returned to the authors without being reviewed. 

Manuscripts should not have been published previously. However, authors will retain copyright ownership of any published material and are encouraged to further develop their manuscript into a fuller form and to submit it to other journals.

In this case, a note should be added that a preliminary, short version of the article was previously published in this journal. It is the author's responsibility to obtain copyright clearance for reproduction of any figures, diagrams or charts from published works. 

Only one sole authored (or 2 co-authored) manuscripts per person may be submitted per annual volume. Submissions may be jointly authored by research students and academics in the School.

By submitting the contribution, the author(s) confirm that they are the sole author(s) of the contribution, which is original work and warrant to the best of their knowledge that the contribution does not contain anything which is libellous, illegal or which infringes on any copyright or other rights.