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Author Guidelines

All submissions to JOLTS must be in our standard template.  You can download it here.

The template also explains some Authors' guidelines, including acceptable citation styles. Please adhere to these standards, including for citations.

Please note that a word processor duly implementing ODF is required. Microsoft Word exportation or Google Docs are not suitable. We advise using Libre Office over all other applications. Should you prefer using Markdown or similar text-based languages, please contact the Editors.


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.

  1. You confirm this work is entirely work of yours and that you have cited all co-authors in the appropriate list.
  2. You confirm that you have disclosed all competing interest and on your honour that disclosure is accurate and in good faith complete.
  3. You agree to only use the official template ODT without modifications and without porting it to other applications that have fidelity issues, causing excess of work porting it back (that include first and foremost Google Docs, and Microsoft Word).
  4. You agree to submit to a peer review (if required) where the reviewer can be aware of your identity, but you will not.
  5. You have added complete and accurate metadata and the abstract as well as the keywords faithfully reflect the content of the article. Note that ideally this will not be changed and if it gets changed in the article, it must be changed here too.
  6. You have followed the guidelines provided herewith and in the actual template as to writing style, citations, use of paragraphs and other content elements required to an article to be published.

Copyright Notice

The most restrictive licence we will accept for submission is Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international ( SPDX identifier CC-BY-4.0


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