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.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- All authors have given approval for the submission of this manuscript.
- Contact information for all authors is included in the manuscript and has been provided during the submission process. (Required author contact information includes full name, email address, affiliation and address, and any declaration of conflicts of interest.)
- The submission file is in a common word processing file format (e.g., .doc) and includes the use of line numbering.
- The manuscript has been reviewed closely for spelling and grammar.
- My citations follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association, and my references list is in alphabetical order. (Examples of APA formatting can be found here.)
- I have included suggestions (name, title, email) for three potential suitable reviewers who are well versed in the field of my manuscript.
- I understand that failure to complete these steps may result in publication delays or rejection of the paper for resubmission.
Original research to advance the science of creating tools, standards, and practices to improve the protection and compliance of regulated products. Content is of a strong interdisciplinary interest, or unusual interest to the specialist.
(length up to 10,000 words)
Description or evaluation of a book or other materials of interest to the general audience in regulatory science. Should be broad in scope and be of interest to the general audience in regulatory science.
(length subject to Editor discretion)
Presents a singular point of immediate interest to the regulatory community in response to a current or pending incident that may include an inspection technique, analytical procedure, or implications of a policy decision. May contribute to one sub-discipline of regulatory science.
(length up to 4,000 words)
Presents an evaluation of a regulatory standard, impact analysis of a regulatory standard, or related investigations.
(length up to 8,000 words)
Letter to the Editor
Comments on a recently published article in order to offer alternate theories, add relevant information, make corrections, or request clarification. The author of the original article will be given the opportunity to write and publish a response. Letters to the editor may be subject to peer review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. If you are interested in submitting a letter, we encourage you to email our editorial team at JRSorg@otsc.tamu.edu prior to submitting.
(length subject to Editor discretion)
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