The title accurately reflects the content of the manuscript.
The article fits the mission of the journal to address the interface between applied research and public health practice in chronic disease prevention.
The manuscript is clearly and concisely written and is free of jargon.
Each section of the manuscript includes the appropriate elements. The sections are clearly delineated.
The citations are up to date and relevant.
All statements requiring citations have citations.
Software used to generate map is cited.
The article has no more than 1,000 words and 15 references.
The map is well constructed, easy to comprehend, and visually appealing.
The legend for each map clearly and succinctly describes the data displayed on the map, including the date of data collection.
Information in the map is consistent with information in the text.
Numbers add up correctly.
The map stands independently without explanation from the text.
There is no need for a figure callout in the text of the article.
The map is accompanied by a title and a brief text caption of 75 words or less summarizing the main messages of the map and their importance. The caption text mirrors the action statements or the statement of purpose in the narrative.
Maps should contain a compass symbol to indicate direction. They should also contain a symbol that indicates the scale of the image.
Maps should use shading instead of cross-hatching; patterns can be difficult to discern.
Maps should contain source information within the image.
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