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Author Guidelines

Submission policy

Submissions must represent the original and independent work of the authors and the submitted manuscript should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The Journal utilizes a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this Journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Authorship Criteria
Qualification for authorship should be based on:

1) substantial contributions to development and design of the study or the collection of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;

2) contribution to drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content and

3) final approval of the version that is to be published.
Those who meet some but not all of the criteria for authors can be identified as ‘contributors’. All other individuals providing assistance during the research who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the paper.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, Word Perfect document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and All tables and figures should be embedded in the appropriate place in the main text, should include a number and title, should be in black and white and should cite the source of the materials if it is not original information.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Accepted manuscripts become the sole property of CJN and may not be published elsewhere without written consent.


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