Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 publisher for consideration. Prior publication does not include conference presentations, student theses, or posting to a preprints server (please mention preprints in your Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format and adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- The authors agree that the submission will be submitted to iThenticate for a plagiarism check and warrant that no author engaged in any form of academic or research misconduct (including but not limited to plagiarism, data falsification and data fabrication) in connection with this submission.
- If the submission describes research involving human participants or animal subjects, all necessary ethical approvals were obtained and the research was conducted according to applicable standards and guidelines.
- The authors hold the copyright to the work and, if they have used material from other copyrighted sources, are able to do so as fair dealing under Australian copyright law or have obtained any necessary permissions and licenses.
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- If double-blind review is required to reduce bias or manage an editorial conflict-of-interest, identifying information has been removed from the manuscript and a note has been made in the comments to the editor. The authors accept that their identities may be revealed after their article is accepted.
- Authors agree to editorial decision letters, including full reviewer comments, being confidentially shared with reviewers.
- Authors agree to maintain the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal the identities or comments of reviewers.
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Articles of professional and general interest to scientists, such as career advancement, public engagement, or responsible conduct of research.
Correspondence from readers regarding articles published in the journal.
Invited commentaries related to articles published or to be published in the journal.
Short papers describing single experiments or preliminary findings.
Registered reports are submitted in two stages. Stage 1 plans are submitted before experiments are carried out, detailing the study rationale and methods used. Peer reviewers recommend acceptance based on the importance of the research question and soundness of the approach. After the study has been completed, the final paper is submitted (Stage 2). In this paper, the authors detail their final results and any deviations from the Stage 1 protocol. Provided that authors have adhered to their protocol and any deviations are reasonable, the paper will be accepted and published, regardless of the results obtained.
Research articles that employ empirical methods.
Review articles summarise and discuss a research area.
Data Briefs describe the rationale and methods behind datasets that may be useful to other scientists. The data itself is available from an open data repository.