In house guidelines for journal article submission

18-Dec-15, 14:40
edited about 10 seconds later
Avatar for Tudor_Queen
posted about 4 years ago
I wasn't really sure which category I should post this under...
I'm submitting a journal for publication and my target journal guidelines state: "authors should note that the journal uses a zero before a decimal number less than one." I had learnt the rule that when a value could not exceed one (e.g., a p value or correlation coefficient), the leading zero should always be omitted (e.g., .05). Do you think that this stipulation in their guidance should over-rule that rule, i.e., that I should include the leading zero regardless?
Thank you :-)
18-Dec-15, 14:55
edited about 3 seconds later
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 4 years ago
Yes if they explicitly state that I think you should follow it. But either way they don't worry about minor formatting things like that, as long as you have followed most of the guidelines. If accepted they will edit that stuff later.
18-Dec-15, 14:56
edited about 18 seconds later
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posted about 4 years ago
Good advice - thank you.


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