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, including online, nor is it being considered by any other publisher. If, at any point during the editorial process, the author wishes to submit the article (or substantively similar material) elsewhere for consideration, prior consultation with the Editorial Board of JBS is required.
- The text is under 14,000 words long. If it is longer, editorial permission has been sought and granted to submit. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
- An abstract is included between 50 to 100 words in length, summarizing the primary objective of the article.
- Sources are provided, according to the most recent MLA style, as parenthetical citations within the text and a list of Works Cited at the end of the article. Where available, URLs and DOIs for the sources have been provided.
- All figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points. Figures should additionally be submitted as separate files (see Author Guidelines).
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