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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 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 prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines is emailed to, not submitted on this platform.
  • Where available, DOI (preferred) or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The manuscript file is in .odt (OpenOffice), .docx or .doc (Microsoft Word), or .tex format.
  • The text uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the appropriate steps for blind peer-review have been followed. Please see the Submission Checklist for more details.
  • All figures and images are included as separate files of the type .tif or .png (please contact for additional file types), of sufficient quality. The minimum resolution is 300 DPI.

Author Guidelines

Final deadline for the 2023 issue: January 13, 2023

This deadline is subject to change without notice.

We welcome original submissions from undergraduate students studying at any university. We publish research articles and review papers – interest pieces should be directed towards our blog, The Abstract. We always encourage authors to submit articles earlier than the deadline; although it does not directly improve your chances of acceptance, it allows for more time to complete all edits.

All articles are peer-reviewed by two or more professors or graduate students from the relevant field; all pieces also undergo rigorous style and copy-editing by our editorial board. Above all, we seek to publish well-written articles demonstrating scientific acumen as well as accessibility to the general scientific readership. We encourage authors to write engaging manuscripts and limit technical jargon.

Please read the following documents:

Click for Author Instructions.
Click for Publication Rights Agreement.
Click for Submission Checklist.
Click for Editorial Policies.
Click for LaTeX Template.

A template for LaTeX submissions is available for download for those who wish to use it. The project should compile without issue as an Overleaf project. All questions may be directed to

To submit, please place all files according to the Author Instructions in a zip folder and email the zip folder to with the express title "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME: Manuscript Submission"

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