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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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. And where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The article and its contents are original. The material was written by the author(s) and it has not been published elsewhere, except in the case of (a) a thesis by one of the authors, (b) an abstract having less than 1500 words, or (c) material accompanying a conference presentation, with the stipulation that the copyright owner has given permission for publication in JFBR and a statement describing the initial publication (even if just figures) and permission statement appears in an Acknowledgements section of the submitted article.
  • No other journal is currently considering the submitted article for publication.
  • Nothing in the article violates the personal or property rights of other individuals, including plagiarism or libel.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of any previously copyrighted material that appears in the article, and such permissions are described in captions or disclosed in an Acknowledgements section of the submitted article.
  • All new findings and conclusions in the submission have been generated as a result of controlled experimental or modelling designs and have been reached with acceptable levels of precision and/or accuracy commensurate with what is expected in a professional journal.
  • The author(s) understand and agree with the need for the Journal to collect payment from authors corresponding to the number of published pages so that the journal will be able to sustain itself and strive for a high quality of service and output.