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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.
  • The article is completely original material, and not an extension of any other paper
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration at another venue (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Author and author institution names, and name- or handle-bearing URLs, are not visible or indicated in the article, which has been anonymized to our best ability.
  • The submission file is in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • The article fulfils with the authorship requirements and journal policies at
  • Permission is given for the editors to verify any optionally-submitted reviews from selected previous venues

Author Guidelines

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Letters should be 1000-2000 words, and may include 2-3 floats (i.e. tables or figures). Submissions are to be blind, i.e., without author names.

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