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.
No more than 1 non-map figure (eg, graph, chart, photograph) is permitted.
The map is well constructed, easy to comprehend, and visually appealing.
The map is accompanied by a title and a brief text caption/legend of 75 words or fewer 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.
All data sources are cited at the end of the caption/legend, and each data source is cited in the list of references.
Below the legend, the author has described the map in text so that a visually impaired reader will be able to comprehend what the map shows. This text is known as alternative text for the visually impaired. This information will appear on a separate web page. If the data is more easily shown in tabular format, a table can be provided instead of text.
Information in the map is consistent with information in the text.
The map stands independently without explanation from the text.
Maps should contain a compass that indicates direction and a scale that indicates distance.
Maps should use shading instead of cross-hatching; patterns can be difficult to discern.
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