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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.
  • New or Returning Authors: Login or create an author profile using your ORCID ID. We encourage you to add an existing ORCID ID to the Public Tab of your Author profile. Please start from “https:” to copy/paste the information from your ORCID ID profile. Note: Feel free to upload the ORCID IDs and contact information for non-corresponding authors in a separate document titled, “Author Contact Information.”
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • My project was as approved by the appropriate committee (Human Ethics, Institutional Review Board, or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee).
  • Submission files must be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. Do not submit PDFs.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Voices of Experience, Hypothesis Failure, Methods Moment, and Research Article submissions must be anonymized. Not anonymizing your document pre-submission increases the turnaround around time.
  • Multi-authored submissions have completed the CRediT Author Statement as outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, DOIs for references have been provided. Web-only references include URLs and date of access.
  • All citations for the submission conform to the most current edition of Vancouver. All in-text citations are indicated with superscripts.

Author Guidelines

To submit an article or other item for consideration, contributors should ensure that the following criteria are met. We welcome inquiries about possible submissions.

Reference Style

Hypothesis uses the Vancouver citation style and uses superscripts for all in-text citations.

Images, charts, graphs, and tables

Images, charts, graphs, and tables may be in black and white or color. There is no limit on the number of such element allowed, but all included should be a) necessary to the sense of the article, and b) clearly referred to in the text. Each such element should be consecutively numbered (e.g., Table 1), and be accompanied by a descriptive title. 

CRediT Author Statement

Multi-author submission teams are asked to complete the CRediT Author Statement. This statement should precede the references section of the submission.

Research Approval

For any studies dealing with human subjects or animals, authors should indicate Human Ethics, Institutional Review Board (IRB), or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval.

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