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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

  • Tusaaji invites submissions of previously unpublished material.
  • Articles to be considered for publication should be submitted in a Word file, in 12 point font and RTF format, and should be 10,000 words max. including endnotes and references.
  • Authors are expected to use MLA style for citations, endnotes, and references.
  • Every submission should include a 150-word abstract, a list of five keywords, and a brief biographical statement of the author.
  • If the submission includes tables, charts, images, etc., these should be included within the paper. Contributors are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions as necessary.
  • Submissions should have been carefully edited and proofread to conform to academic writing standards.
  • Once a submission has been accepted for publication, contributors will be expected to submit 150-word abstracts in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
  • Given its hemispheric focus, Tusaaji invites contributions in the languages of the Americas, both Euro-American and indigenous.
  • Contributors are invited to suggest specialists as potential peer-reviewers. The information about potential reviewers should include their affiliation and e-mail contact. For an objective assessment, suggested reviewers and contributors should be at arms length. The editorial board will choose two reviewers for each submission from the journal's pool of potential reviewers and the contributor's suggestions.

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