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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.
  • Author and contributor names have been removed from all files to allow for double-blind peer review
  • Title and abstract (separate .doc file)
  • Main text (separate .doc file)
  • Appendix (separate .doc file)
  • Endnotes were produced using the respective function of your word processor; footnotes should never be used
  • Illustrations (provided as .tif, .eps, or .svg files; numbered consecutively as illus 1, illus 2a, illus 2b; and supplied at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for photographs, and 1200 dpi for line drawings and scanned images
  • Tables (short tables can be submitted in a single .doc file; longer tables should be submitted as separate .xls files)
  • Illustration captions (listed in a single .doc file)
  • Table captions (listed in a single .doc file)
  • References (separate .doc file)
  • Acknowledgements (separate .doc file)
  • Permissions (separate .doc or .pdf file) Note: If you are using third party material in your paper, you must obtain written permission from the copyright holder in order to publish it. Please provide a copy of the correspondence when you submit your paper. If you have queries or concerns about seeking permission for third-party material, please contact editor@socantscot.org. It is an author's responsibility to ensure that third-party material has the appropriate permissions cleared for publication, and the Society cannot be held responsible for any omissions.
  • If your paper includes Ordnance Survey maps then please include a list of all OS maps and licensing information

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