Submission Guidelines

When submitting your manuscript, please read the following guidelines, which will help you through the submission and publication process.

1 – What you need to know before initial submission



2 – Preparing your material for initial submission


Click ‘Submit manuscript’ and you will be taken to our online submission system, where you can upload the required files and check on the status of your manuscript after submission. You will need to log in; if you do not have an account, you will be able to register for one when you submit.

Submit manuscript


3 – Editorial Process, Peer Review, Appeals & Transfers


Once you have submitted your manuscript, it goes through our editorial process.

If your manuscript is sent out for peer review, you will receive an email asking you to read and sign our Editorial Policies.

To appeal against a decision, or transfer your submission to another journal – Appeals and Transfers.


4 – Acceptance in Principle & Formatting


If your article is accepted for publication (known as Acceptance in Principle), you will need to follow the formatting guidelines.

Before final acceptance, we request that corresponding authors of accepted papers link their Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) to their manuscript tracking system account – ORCID instructions.


5 – Production & Publication


Once your manuscript is formally accepted, it is sent to Production to prepare for publication – production process.