Ensuring a Blind Review
To ensure the integrity of the blind peer review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:
- The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references, footnotes, and bibliography, instead of the author's name, article title, etc.
- In text processing applications and PDF files, author identifications have been removed from the document properties.