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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 fits the scope of FQS.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided to the Editor).
- It is the responsibility of the author, not of FQS, to obtain permission to use any previously published and/or copyrighted material.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Male bias in language in the submission has been avoided.
- Existing discussions, already published in FQS, had been acknowledged sufficiently.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
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