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). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication.
- Only persons who meet the following authorship criteria are listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content: (i) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; and (ii) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.
- No persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship are listed as an author. Please note: The contributions of such persons may be acknowledged in an "Acknowledgements" section after their written permission to be named as been obtained.
- The author(s) have disclosed any financial, personal or professional relationships that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of such financial relationships include employment (working for the organization implementing the policy reform or for an organization with a vested interest in the policy reform) and consultancies/honoraria/paid expert testimony/grants or other payments. Examples of personal or professional relationships include a spouse/partner working for an organization implementing or with a vested interest in a reform, a role as a board member for an association representing affected organizations or a researcher whose work provided the intellectual justification for the policy reform or who has advocated personally for or against the reform (or related reforms).
- The author(s) have disclosed all sources of financial support for the work (including the grant number or other reference number if any).
- The submission file is in .doc or .docx file format.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS and follows the appropriate article format guidelines: HRA GUIDELINES or CHRA GUIDELINES
- Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
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- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (see The Effect of Open Access).
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