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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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Formatting guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in English.

Title page
The title, a short title, author name(s), affiliation(s), full address(es), and email addresses of all authors must be included. The name and address of the corresponding author should be clearly indicated along with telephone and email details.

Formatting of text
Do not use the automated features of the text software, such as hyphenation, headers, footers, or endnotes. Page numbering can be used.
Use single hard-returns to separate paragraphs. Do not use tabs or indents to start a paragraph.
Numbers one to ten are written out in words unless they are used as a unit of measurement, except in figures and tables.

Indicate references in the text sequentially by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. For example: reported by McMorris et al. [12] …
Two references are cited separated by a comma, with no space. Three or more consecutive references are given as a range with an en rule.
References in tables, figures, and panels should be in numerical order according to where the item is cited in the text.
Number the references in the reference list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Examples for journal references are:
Yerkes RM, Dodson JD. The relation of strength of stimulus to the rapidity of habit formation. J Comp Neurol Psychol 1908; 18: 459-482.
Tomporowski PD, Ellis NR. Effects of exercise on cognitive processes: a review. Psychol Bull 1986; 99: 338–346.
Give any subpart to the title of the article.
Journal names are abbreviated in their standard form as in Index Medicus.
If there are six authors or fewer, give all six.
If there are seven authors or more, give the first three followed by et al.
For a book, give any editors and the publisher, the city of publication, and year of publication.
For a chapter or section of a book, also give the authors and title of the section, and the page numbers:
McMorris T, Turner A, Hale BJ, Sproule J. Beyond the catecholamines hypothesis for an acute exercise-cognition interaction: a neurochemical perspective. In: McMorris T, ed. Exercise-cognition interaction: neuroscience perspectives. New York: Elsevier Academic Press, 2016: 65-104.
For online material, please cite the URL, together with the date you accessed the website.
Online journal articles can be cited using the DOI number.
Do not put references in the Abstract.

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