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After the publishing agreement is complete, you will be able to send us your Final submission.
Please download the PDF file provided below. To accept the agreement, please sign and date the document. A signature must be present when returning the agreement. You may digitally sign the agreement or physically sign and scan the printed copy.
The agreement includes two options for rights and permissions. The "Traditional" publication rights and permissions is the default selection. An "Open Access" publication model is also available. To learn more about your rights and permissions visit the Journal Author Rights & Permissions page. Those opting for Open Access Publication, please arrange your Open Access payment before returning your signed agreement.
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The signature of one contributing author must be present for the agreement to be complete. You may digitally sign the agreement or print, sign, and scan the agreement.
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