Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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). If a preprint version of the manuscript exists, this must be stated in the submission cover letter to the editor.
- The main manuscript and abstract have been blinded i.e. the authors cannot be identified. Please "XX" out author names, locations and any other data that could lead to a reviewer easily identifying the authorship team.
- A cover letter is required with the names, affiliations and contact information for each member of the authorship team. The cover letter also requires a declaration from each member of the authorship team that discloses any potential or actual conflicts of interest. Any funding sources also need to be disclosed in the cover letter to the editorial team. The cover letter is not uploaded with the blinded main manuscript; instead, it is "cut-and-pasted" into a "to the editor" dialogue box.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- The submission file is in .doc or .docx
- Where available, URLs/doi's for the references have been provided.
- If you are a NENA member who would like to receive editorial mentorship, please make note of this in your cover letter (if you have not already been in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
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