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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point UDL friendly font - preferably Helvetica (Arial/Verdana/Calibri are also ok) for English, FMAbhaya for Sinhala and Bamini for Tamil; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses)
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. All figures/tables are referred to within the text.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and referencing requirements of the APA (7th Edition) Style Guide. "References" are placed after Acknowledgements.
- All sources are cited and cited sources are accurately listed in the "References" section. It is not a bibliography and the article does not have footnotes.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The submission is written in a clear, readable manner and a thorough spelling and grammar check has been done.
- All the co-authors (if any) have been consulted, and consent has been obtained before submitting the manuscript.
- If/when published, the author/s are the copyright holder/s. The author/s have opportunities to check proofs and provide final approval prior to publication.
- The author/s of the submission as copyright holder/s is/are responsible for the clarity and accuracy of content and perspectives presented in the article that is published.
- If applicable, the necessary written permissions have been obtained from the copyright owner/s to reuse third-party material prior to submission.
- I understand the submission will be declined if I do not adhere to the author guidelines.
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