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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.
  • Abstract: My paper has an abstract of between 100 and 200 words
  • Assessment: My paper is not based on work that is awaiting assessment or is to be submitted for assessment (note: papers based on work that has already been assessed may be submitted)
  • Ethics: I can confirm that my research is in accordance with ethical approval as set out by my institution/affiliation.
  • Glossary: I have included a glossary of subject specific or technical words with brief, one line definitions.
  • Images: All images embedded in my paper have also been given clear file names and have been attached to this submission as separate files
  • Keywords: My paper has around 6 keywords
  • Length: My paper is between 2000 and 5000 words long (not including abstract, references and appendices)
  • Original Work: The material in my paper is original and has not been published or submitted for review elsewhere. If produced as part of a larger research group or project, I confirm that I have authorization from the project supervisor to publish on this work.
  • Permissions: I have permission to reproduce all images or other copyrighted material within my paper (for assistance / advice contact the journal team)
  • Referencing: My referencing adheres to Reinvention’s style guidance. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Settings Style: The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. The text is double-spaced; uses Arial font, size 11 point; 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.
  • Submission file: The work is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Undergraduate work: I am an undergraduate student or my work was carried out when I was an undergraduate and I graduated within the last 6 months

Author Guidelines

The Editors would like to encourage students to make their work as interactive as possible and to include tables, diagrams and links to films, photographs and other websites where appropriate. Papers should be between 2000 and 5000 words in length, not including the abstract, bibliography and any appendices.

Papers will be published on the understanding that the material is original and has not been published or submitted for review elsewhere. All material, including footnotes, titles, tables, and quotations, must be prepared according to the style guide on this website and appropriate permissions must have been obtained to reproduce any copyrighted images or content.

Please note, essays will not be accepted for submission, all work must be in a suitable format for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and will also be rejected if it does not conform to the journal style guide. Papers may be based on work that has been produced for assessment during a student's degree but will only be considered if the assessment has been completed. For guidance on how to write for publication it may be helpful to consult the websites on our related links page.

Students wishing to discuss a possible submission should contact the Editor at Submissions should be made through the on-line submission form on this site.

The checklist above should be used to confirm that your submission adheres to the journal’s submission and style guidance. If you cannot tick every box above, please do not submit your paper to us. Please do not submit an essay – we do not accept work in essay form and these will be rejected. If your work does not satisfy all of the criteria listed it will be rejected and returned to you.

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