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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 previously been published, nor is it in the review or submission process for another journal. If this is the case the situation has clearly been stated to the Editor or Deputy Editor.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (docx) format. If not, this has been clearly stated. (docx is strongly recommended)
  • All references are complete with direct URL links and other criteria as specified by the Harvard Referencing system. (follow this link for Harvard guide:
  • The text is spaced at 1.15 sp with 0 before paragraph and 6 after paragraph dimensions. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • I have read the section entitled Author Guidelines and have strictly, without change, adhered to the specifications; or, where not I have informed the Deputy Editor of divergence.
  • I have followed the rules applicable to my submission as can be found in the CCS Style Guide and in the African East-Asian Affairs: Submission guidelines document. The CCS Style Guide can be downloaded [here], and the Submission guidelines document can be downloaded [here].
  • I agree to minor editorial changes to be made without prior permission required from the author and that the paper may be published with these minor changes. 

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