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 or made publicly available, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- A 150-word maximum abstract must be submitted for consideration prior to paper submission.
- Titles should not exceed 20 words.
- Final papers must be a minimum of 2,400 words and no more than 10,000 words. A page with only figures is equivalent to 400 words.
- The submission file must be in Microsoft Word.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- 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 and referenced within the text (see Figure 1, etc.) at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- Specific commercial entities (e.g., retailers, manufacturers, property holders) may only be mentioned by name under two conditions: 1) the entity is already the subject of public comment regarding the technical topic at issue — for example, in a government defect investigation/recall, or 2) the name is mentioned as part of a descriptive methodology or historical reference, without assertions of deficiency.
- Specific cited/referenced works shall be documented in IEEE or Council of Scientific Editors (CSE) formats as endnotes under the heading “References
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