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Information for authors
The Information for Authors routemap is an interactive colour-coded map to help you navigate through the standard and submission requirements associated with the preparation and submission of your report. It includes an overview of the post-submission editorial and production processes, along with more detailed information available at ‘stations’ along the route.
You can also view this information in the Information for Authors booklet (pdf, 3239.22 KB).
We have summarised the most recent changes (September 2016) on the latest updates page.
Webinars for authors
The Journals Library team hosts regular webinars for authors. These support researchers who are in the final stage of preparing their report for submission and aim to help with navigating the editorial requirements and to provide useful guidance on the publication process.
The latest webinar took place on 26th September 2016 and focused on upcoming changes to the Journals Library and how these affect authors. It included guidance on new final report submission requirements.
In previous webinars an editor and a member of the Journals Library team presented guidance
on editorial requirements and the publication process and answered
questions from attendees.
A short video, detailing best practice in acquiring permissions to re-use copyrighted material, is now available. The guidance provides advice on obtaining permissions, timelines and different kinds of resources likely to be protected by law. This is a useful resource for authors working on their report. Watch the video: Getting permission to reproduce copyrighted material.
Key to symbols
Submission Requirement - Your report must meet these requirements in order to be accepted into the editorial process.
Standard Requirement - We expect your report to meet these requirements. If any of these requirements are missing on submission you are likely to be asked to amend your report during the editorial process.
Information - This is important information relating to the editorial, production and publication process.