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Author Guidelines

The JBS prefers the use of citations in parentheses within the text, and the use of footnotes is unacceptable. Endnotes may
be used for substantive observations but not for the purpose of citing sources. Endnotes must appear separately at the end of
the body of the manuscript prior to the references.
There is no need to use ibid., op. cit., loc. cit., and so forth. Each reference to the same source should appear in exactly the same format with the possible exception of different page numbers indicated.
JBS-preferred styles for in text citations and references follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition.
Italicize all foreign words and provide their translation into English. When using acronyms, provide their definitions on the first use in the manuscript, and if in a foreign language, provide the translation.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point Times or Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are submitted as separate files with clear indication of where they should be placed within the text. A note in the text in brackets will be sufficient, as in the following example: [Figure 1 about here].
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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