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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 submission is an original research, review paper, opinion piece, short report, technical note, topical lecture or letter
  • The text is in English, French or Spanish
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or other Microsoft compatible formats.
  • The text is formatted using 12-point font and double-space. In addition, there are wide margins for A4-size paper.
  • The length of the article is between 3,000 and 4,000 words excluding references.
  • The article has no more than 4 keywords.
  • The paper includes the following sections: title, abstract, key words, introduction, main part (methods and procedures, results, discussion / literature review, proposals-drills-exercises), conclusions and references.
  • The abstract has between 50 and 200 words.
  • The article's main headings are typed in bold and upper case. The subheadings are typed in bold and lower case.
  • Diagrams are done using Microsoft Power Point or any other Microsoft compatible software.
  • Tables, figures and photos are relevant to the paper and have self explanatory captions. They are inserted within the text.
  • The article has no more than 4 figures or photographs. The authors have all necessary permissions (e.g. parental permissions in case of photos of minors, copyright) for the appropriate use of the images.
  • The paper includes in-text citations with the author's last name and year. The citations follow the APA 7th edition style.
  • The paper includes at least 10 references that are listed alphabetically in the References section. The references are cited using the APA 7th edition style.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for all the references have been provided.
  • Acknowledgements are made of any research grant source
  • Conflicts of interest, if any, have been declared by the authors.
  • If needed, the relevant Ethics permission approved by the appropriate institution is included in the manuscript.

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