The document uploaded during Step 2 of the submission process:
The manuscript must adhere to the AOSIS house style guide.
The manuscript must adhere to the APA referencing style.
Manuscripts must be written in British English, according to the Oxford English Dictionary [avoid Americanisms (e.g. use ‘s’ and not ‘z’ spellings), set your version of Microsoft Word to UK English]. Refer to the AOSIS house style guide for more information.
Include page numbers in the manuscript file.
Use a standard font size in any standard font family.
Refer to our AOSIS house style guide on mathematics and Unicode font guidelines.
Ensure that formatting for headings is consistent in the manuscript and adheres to APA Publication Manual (6th ed., sections 3.02-3.03, pp.62-63). Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to four heading levels. Make sure heading levels are clearly indicated in the manuscript text. Do not number headings.
Ensure that formatting for tables is consistent in the manuscript and adheres to APA Publication Manual (6th ed., sections 5.07–5.19, pp. 128–150; Table 5.1, p. 129, illustrates the basic components of a table; section 8.03, p. 228). Tables can help you present a large amount of material efficiently. Table layout needs to be logical and easy for readers to understand.
Ensure that formatting for figures is consistent in the manuscript and adheres to APA Publication Manual (6th ed., sections 5.20–5.30, pp. 150–167; section 8.03, p. 230). A good figure is easy to read with elements large enough to be read easily.