Your in-text citations and references are dynamically linked to your personal Zotero Library. Because of this you will need to remove that connection before giving the document to another person like your professor or a journal editor.
It is recommended you create copy of the document, so one is still connected with Zotero and the one you submit isn't. This allows you to make corrections and modifications to the original if needed.
Illinois State University
Campus Box 8900
201 North School Street
Normal, Il 61790-8900