Benefits to Authors

Palgrave Communications provides authors, and indeed readers, with a wide range of benefits:

Quality: Publishing excellence is at the heart of Palgrave Communications. Reflecting its breadth of coverage, the journal is supported by a large, international, cross-disciplinary Editorial Board of leading researchers.

Peer review: Our in-house editorial team, led by the Managing Editor oversees the editorial and peer-review process, guided by the Editorial Board, and our selected reviewers. We aim to make rapid and fair editorial decisions. All articles published are peer reviewed to ensure high quality, relevance and impact.

High-quality copy editing and typesetting: Production values that you would expect from award-winning Palgrave Macmillan.

Speed: Being born a digital publication enables Palgrave Communications to offer authors a continuous publication format, with no delays for compiling issues or coordinating with print schedules, thereby increasing timeliness and relevance.

Improved HTML full-text article view: In addition to PDF availability, the layout and navigation of online articles in HTML allows for an improved incorporation and display of references, figures and tables, video, multimedia and supplementary information.

Article level metrics: Using, readership data and citation information, authors can see how their research is being used and commented on across the scholarly literature, the wider internet and social networks.

No format limits: We have removed the restrictions of print to word limits, colour and figure charges: all articles that conform to the required editorial standards of the journal will be published regardless of length or supplementary content.

Visibility and global outreach: Immediate and open online access to all articles published. We see visibility as critical to demonstrating impact and will actively support the dissemination of articles published through global marketing and communication. Numerous studies have found that open access articles are more highly cited than comparable subscription articles. Learn more about the benefits of open access.

Mandate compliance and author copyright retention: Palgrave Communications offers authors CC BY licensing ensuring compliance with a variety of funding mandates and an increasing number of institutional open access policies, as well as enabling authors to retain copyright in their work. Learn more about open access compliance.

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