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  Forms and Declarations
  On this page Science Alert provides various forms with the links to original files, you will need to fill in before your paper can be published.

Author checklist
Please download the manuscript checklist if applicable, and amend your manuscript as appropriate.

Competing interests
We believe that, to make the best decision on how to deal with a paper, we should know about any competing interests that authors may have, and that if we publish the article readers should know about them too. We are not aiming to eradicate such interests; they are almost inevitable. We will not reject papers simply because you have a conflict of interest, but we want you to make a declaration on whether or not you have competing interests. Please include a declaration of competing interests at the end of the text of your manuscript. Please view detailed policy of competing interest by clicking here.

Licence to publish
Author(s) of all types of articles needs to submit License to publish with final revised copy of the manuscript. Download License to Publish form by clicking here. Failure to return the form will delay or prevent publication.

After you have returned your proofs, you and your co-authors can order printed reprints at a reduced rate within a month of publication using the Science Alert reprint service.

Single Copy Order
You can also purchase a single issue of the specific volume and journal. To order a single-copy of the journal, please download the Single-Copy Order Form and submit your order via e-mail, fax or by post.