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  • The submission has not been previously published.
  • The submission file is in either Microsoft Word or PDF 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.
  • Citations in footnotes, not endnotes, should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st. ed. 2020).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

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Cite your sources with footnotes rather than endnotes.  For citation format, please use The Bluebook, and for style, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.  Where there is conflict, please defer to The Bluebook.

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