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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  • 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., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Only students currently enrolled in NANO*1000 are eligible to submit manuscripts to the "NANO*1000: Introduction to Nanoscience" section of da Vinci's Notebook. Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system. The preferred FILE FORMAT is Microsoft Word. Rich-text files are also accepted. The TEXT of the manuscript should be 12pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced, left-justified, with a hard return between paragraphs. REFERENCES should be in 12pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced, left-justified, with two hard returns between the end of the article and the title (References), and one hard return between entries. Submissions should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) system of CITING and REFERENCING. In your references list, include only those works that were cited in the manuscript. Refer to the guidelines on the NANO*1000 course management site for more details pertaining to style and formatting conventions. All article submissions are peer-reviewed. Please be careful to remove any author identification from the body of the manuscript. Also remove your name from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.

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