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Author policies

We have a series of author policies covering your rights, originality, article withdrawal or pre-prints.

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Author rights

What are your rights as an author? Find out everything you need to know on our author rights page. 

Find out about author rights

Editorial policy & originality guidelines

We welcome submissions for consideration which are original and not under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Read our editorial policy and originality guidelines.

Read our editorial policy

Publishing permissions

You as the author are responsible for getting written permission to use any material in your manuscript that has been created by a third party and for covering any related fees.

Read about permissions

Pre-prints & conference papers policies

We ask you to confirm that your work is original and previously unpublished when you submit, with the exception of some preprint and conference papers.

Read our policies

Article withdrawal & correction

Your published work is considered a permanent version of record. Follow our guidelines if you need to edit or withdraw your work. 

Read about article withdrawal
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Open research policies

Read about our gold and green open access policies, processsing charges and licensing. 

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Research integrity

Read about our commitment to making sure your research can be reproduced and reused, sharing negative results and following ethical standards around authorship and plagiarism. 

Read about research integrity

Research & publishing ethics

Read about common research and publishing ethics issues and how we deal with them. 

Read our ethics guidelines