How to guides:
Authoring & editing
We've collated all our guidance on how to write for and edit academic publications.
Authoring & editing 'how to' guides
Ensure your article is highly downloaded
What you can do prior to submission
Edit a multi-authored volume
Consider a new direction as a volume editor
Use the Harvard reference system
All about the Harvard reference system, and how to use it
Write a book review
Write an entertaining and readable book review
Publish a journal article
A step-by-step guide to journal submission
Structure your journal submission
Learn about the building blocks that are used to construct a journal article
Write a literature review
Why, and how to, write a literature review
Tips on how to get your message across
Make your research easy to find with SEO
Optimise your content for search engines
Write an article abstract
Prepare and write article and conference paper abstracts
Proofread your manuscript
Top ten tips for effective proofreading
Publishing tips for non-native English speakers
General guidance and resources
Write a teaching case study
Specific style and formatting requirements for case studies.
Write a teaching note
How to create an effective teaching note
Write for a practitioner audience
If you are a practising manager, writing for publication is not necessarily part of your job, so why should you do it?
Write for policy makers
Helpful hints on writing for and sharing research with people in policy.
Other resources on publishing open access with us
Publish open access
Whichever route you choose when you publish open access (OA) with us, our liberal policies ensure your work can be made immediately and permanently available online for anyone to access.
Open access publishing agreements
We work closely with libraries and national consortia to support their goals and requirements for open access research output.
Publish with us
As signatories of DORA, we believe passionately in publishing research that makes a difference in the real world.
Watch our video to see how we can help you achieve real-world impact through interdisciplinarity, open research and going beyond the traditional article.
We want to work with you on our joint mission to leave the world a better place than we found it. Together we can make a real impact.