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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 (with the exception of earlier online issues of Digest, volumes 1-6), nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Word.doc, Word.docx, or .rtf formats.
  • 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Check the Digest Submission Guidelines for details on submitting to each section of this journal, as well as the Book Review Submission Guidelines for book reviews. 

Digest follows an adapted in-text citation style of the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions must be in Word.doc, Word.docx, or .rtf formats. Photographs that accompany submissions should be no less than 300 dpi, TIFF or JPEG format, with the original width no less than 5 inches. Permissions and copyright information for photos and/or other supplemental materials must be supplied before their inclusion in published materials. A detailed style sheet is available here.

The editors of Digest will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification or fabrication, among others. In the event that the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the editors shall follow the Committee on Publication Ethic’s guidelines at https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines in dealing with allegations.