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Resources The Office of Research Integrity has the following guide that may be a useful reference: Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide to Ethical Writing. customary units should be provided in parentheses or in a supplementary table.
Accuracy It is of the greatest importance that all technical, scientific, and mathematical information contained in the paper be checked with the utmost care. customary units are given preference, the SI equivalent should be provided in parentheses or in a supplementary table. Length A research paper should not exceed 12,000 words.
To estimate figures and tables: The Editor reserves the right to send papers that exceed the length limitation back to the author(s) for shortening before initiating the review process.
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Author name should consist of first name (or initial), middle initial, and last name.
The author affiliation should consist of the following, as applicable, in the order noted: Abstract An abstract (250 words maximum) should open the paper or brief.
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Care should be taken to avoid confusion between the lowercase "l"(el) and the numeral one, or between zero and the lowercase "o." All subscripts, superscripts, Greek letters, and other symbols should be clearly indicated.