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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 manuscript has not been previously published, not in print or in any other open access archive, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The manuscript does not contain copyrighted materials owned by others (or permission has been granted).
The manuscript has been submitted in Microsoft Word file format. Figures and tables have been submitted as separate files, either in tiff, eps or jpeg format.
References have been cited and listed according to the APA Style, as detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition. All references also include DOI numbers. URL-addresses are listed for cited sources that only appears on Internet, including those that give contain the Open Access version of the source. URL-addresses have to be linked (for example http://pkp.sfu.ca).
All manuscripts should have line spacing 1.5 and left and right margins approximately 4 centimetres wide. Use Times New Roman and font size 11.
Make a note in the manuscript where you want figures and tables to appear.
- The manuscript follows the requirements for language and format as well as style of referencing as described in the Author Guidelines, which can be found in 'About' the journal.
For research involving human subjects, SJOVS requires that authors state in the Methods section of their manuscript that their research adhered to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki.
Authors who have carried out research in Norway also need to adhere to guidelines laid out by the The National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (NEM).
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.