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checkboxThe title accurately reflects the content of the manuscript.

checkboxThe article fits the mission of the journal to address the interface between applied research and public health practice in chronic disease prevention.

checkboxThe manuscript is clearly and concisely written and is free of jargon.

checkboxEach section of the manuscript includes the appropriate elements. The sections are clearly delineated.

checkboxThe citations are up to date and relevant.

checkboxAll statements requiring citations have citations.

checkboxSoftware used to generate map is cited.

checkboxThe article has no more than 1,000 words and 15 references.



checkboxThe map is well constructed, easy to comprehend, and visually appealing.

checkboxThe legend for each map clearly and succinctly describes the data displayed on the map, including the date of data collection.

checkboxInformation in the map is consistent with information in the text.

checkboxNumbers add up correctly.

checkboxThe map stands independently without explanation from the text.

checkboxThere is no need for a figure callout in the text of the article.

checkboxThe 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.

checkboxMaps should contain a compass symbol to indicate direction. They should also contain a symbol that indicates the scale of the image.

checkboxMaps should use shading instead of cross-hatching; patterns can be difficult to discern.

checkboxMaps should contain source information within the image.

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Page last reviewed: March 30, 2020