Ensuring a blind review
For articles submitted to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the identity of the author(s) must be withheld, as this journal adheres to a ‘double blind’ peer-review process.
To ensure anonymity, the name(s) of the author(s) must be deleted from the manuscript’s text and file properties, and the submitting author must upload a separate file with a title page that includes author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s). Please follow these instructions:
- The title page must be uploaded separately from the manuscript, as an additional file, during the submission process.
- Check that the text of your manuscript is also blinded; that is to say, any references within the manuscript which might reveal you to be the author are removed. This means that there should only be few (if any) references to your own publications (in the text as well as in the reference list).
- If you as an author are very easily recognizable based on the project you are describing, the project should also be anonymized.
- Author identification must also be removed from the properties for the file. Instructions for deleting names from file properties in Word can be found here: Support Microsoft Office.
If you have any questions regarding anonymization of your manuscript, contact the editors.