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- Is your text between 5,000 and 10,000 words?
- Have you indicated your full name, address (including e-mail contact), academic status and current institutional affiliation?
- Have you included an abstract of 150 to 200 words?
- Have you used the APA style for referencing?
- Are all cited sources in the list of references?
- Are subheadings formatted in a consistent style?
- Is your entire text double-spaced – including extracted quotations, notes and list of references?
- Are all maps, charts and graphs publication-ready?
- Have you included captions and referenced the data sources?
- Are all Endnotes formatted properly and do they appear before the list of references?
- Have you signed and submitted the License Agreement?
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