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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 press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument 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 Press.

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  • Open Access: All of our publications are available to read for free online and available with a creative commons license.
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  • Institutional Support: The Scholarly Communication and Publishing staff at the University of Illinois Library are happy to consult with authors throughout the development of their project.
  • Preservation: The University of Illinois Library commits to preserving the intellectual content of Windsor and Downs projects in perpetuity, according to current digital preservation best practices.

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