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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 entire submission (including abstract & figures/tables) is provided in ONE double-spaced Microsoft Word document.
  • The submission has been anonymized for peer review, as per the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review
  • 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).
  • All co-authors, including the faculty supervisor (if applicable) have reviewed the work and consent to its submission to Spectrum.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the author(s) guarantee that the submission is their original work. Permission has been granted for any third-party material (e.g. images, artwork, etc.) that is being published in connection with your submission.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.



Detailed author guidelines (Revised for Fall 2019)

Please see the detailed author guidelines in the embedded Google Doc below, or click here to download the document as a PDF.