Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- For Class and Home Problems, Teaching Tips, and Lifelong Learning articles, selecte the appropriate Journal Section from the pulldown menu, above. Include Class and Home Problem, Teaching Tips, or Lifelong Learning in the title.
- The submission file is in pdf format.
- Where available, URLs and DOI for the references have been provided. References are in PNAS format.
- The text is double-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. Prior to converting the manuscript file to pdf, we suggest authors add line numbers if it is convenient to do so.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Ensure each citation within the References list names all the authors; only use "et al." here in cases where there are 10 or more authors. Use PNAS format.
- Comply with CEE's policy on unpublished references: CEE does not have a policy against in-press papers. Occasionally authors want to cite a private conversation with someone but an acknowledgment is more appropriate. Papers submitted to CEE but not yet accepted can be cited in the original manuscript submission provided the author provides a permanent designation when preparing their final draft materials for production. If a paper was submitted but a decision about acceptance is not known when production files are handed off by the author, it should probably be eliminated by the author at that time. (We say probably because in some cases it is clear from the editor's letter that the paper will eventually be accepted). "In-preparation" means nothing; thus, the in-preparation references need to be deleted at time of submission. The authors can state in the manuscript that additional research is being conducted or completed.