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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 been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 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 within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Privacy Statement

SSJMRA is committed to respect and protect the privacy of its community while aligning with the best practices in academic publishing and adhering to the principles of the Creative Commons license.

Commitment to Data Protection: SSJMRA recognizes the importance of protecting personal and sensitive information of its authors, reviewers, editorial board members, and readers. The journal collects only necessary personal data such as names, affiliations, email addresses, and professional information for the purpose of processing and publishing articles, managing peer review, and communicating with participants.

Confidentiality in the Review Process: During the peer review process, SSJMRA ensures the confidentiality of both reviewers’ and authors’ identities. Any information pertaining to manuscript submissions, reviews, and editorial decisions is kept confidential and only disclosed to authorized personnel.

No Unauthorized Data Sharing: Personal data collected by the journal is not sold, rented, or traded to third parties. The journal may share information with service providers only to the extent necessary for the facilitation of its publishing activities and operational functions.

User Consent and Data Usage: By submitting manuscripts, engaging in the peer review process, or registering on the journal’s platform, individuals consent to the collection and use of their data. This data is used solely for the purposes of manuscript processing, publication, and dissemination of information related to the journal’s activities.

Adherence to CC Licensing: All published content in SSJMRA is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits others to share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for non-commercial purposes, provided appropriate credit is given and changes indicated.

Data Access and Correction: Individuals have the right to access their personal data held by the journal and can request corrections or updates to ensure accuracy.

Security Measures: SSJMRA implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage.

Policy Updates and Notifications: The journal reserves the right to update this privacy statement as necessary. Any changes will be communicated through the journal’s official channels, including its website. Please revisit this page periodically to check for any updates to our privacy policy. We may also communicate significant changes via email or other channels.

This policy is last updated in January 2024.