Figures and tables: With appropriate captions each should be on a separate page, numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals and attached at the end of the paper. Each figure and table must be referred to in the text. Where appropriate, sources should be given. If any figures, tables or other materials have been copied from other sources, authors have the sole responsibility for securing the necessary permission. In order to avoid layout problems in final production, tables and figures should be limited as far as possible.
Figures must be supplied in a format which can be edited, preferably Microsoft Excel format, and figures derived from data must be accompanied by those data, e.g. Excel data sheet, to enable redrawing if necessary. Photographs and illustrations should also be sent as separate files. The preferred format is JPG or TIFF; resolution should be minimum 300 dpi.
Manuscript and Covering Letter
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All manuscripts must be accompanied by a standard cover letter click here for the required format. This letter should be uploaded as separate document along with the manuscript.
The Editorial Office of the Journal checks each submitted manuscript for general quality, suitability and whether it conforms to the accepted format. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism; if discovered, immediate strong action is taken. If found prima facie acceptable, the manuscript will be sent out for double-blind external review, typically to 2 reviewers who must declare any conflict of interests. Substantial delays can be avoided if authors comply with this Guide. Comments and suggestions from the reviewers are conveyed to the authors. The amended manuscripts resubmitted by the authors may once again be subject to expert review, if necessary. The final decision as to acceptance or rejection lies with the Editor-in-Chief, with advice from the PMPJ Editorial Board and the University Academic Publications
Papers selected for publication are edited by the PMPJ Editorial Office for brevity, clarity, grammar, spelling and style. When the editing is extensive, with the possibility of altered meaning, the manuscript is returned to the author for approval.
Proofs and Prints
One set of galley proofs will be provided to the corresponding author, in the form of a portable document file (PDF), for typographical checking only. It should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. The corresponding author will be provided with one copy of the issue per author of the manuscript. Since high quality PDF reprints are downloadable from the PMPJ web site, physical reprints are not issued.
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