Journals Library

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, 5600 KB).

We have summarised the most recent changes (April 2019) on the latest updates page.

Routemap Getting started Getting started Reporting guidelines Reporting guidelines Randomised Controlled Trials Randomised Controlled Trials Evidence Synthesis and Systematic Reviews Evidence Synthesis and Systematic Reviews Qualitative and mixed methods studies Qualitative and mixed methods studies Technology Assessment Reports (TARs) Technology Assessment Reports (TARs) Pilot and Feasibility Studies Pilot and Feasibility Studies Economic evaluations Economic evaluations Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme Grants for Applied Research Report contents Report contents Reporting public and patient involvement Reporting public and patient involvement Title page Title page Abstract Abstract Scientific summary Scientific summary Plain English summary Plain English summary Literature searches Literature searches Conclusions and recommendations Conclusions and recommendations Appendices Appendices Acknowledgements Acknowledgements Confidential information Confidential information Report format Report format Artwork preparation Artwork preparation Tables Tables Figures Figures References References Editorial house-style Editorial house-style Use of numbers Use of numbers Naming conventions Naming conventions Language and presentation Language and presentation Publication ethics Publication ethics Authorship Authorship Data sharing Data sharing Dual publication Dual publication Copyright Copyright Permissions Permissions Step by step guide to obtaining permissions Step by step guide to obtaining permissions Report submission Report submission Forms Forms Editorial review timescales Editorial review timescales Editorial policies Editorial policies Editorial review process Editorial review process Production process Production process Production timescale Production timescale Open access Open access Dissemination Dissemination
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Webinars for authors

The Journals Library team hosts 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.

A webinar took place on 26th September 2016 focusing on changes implemented to the Journals Library from January 2017 and how these would affect authors. It included guidance on new final report submission requirements. View webinar recording

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. 

Permissions video

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.