Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument file format.
- Where available all DOIs (preferably) or URLs (if a DOI is not given), for references have been included.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Press.
- Any third-party-owned material has been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained by the author from the rights holder for its inclusion in the journal.
Author Copyright Retention Policy
By choosing to submit to the journal, authors grant the University of Warwick Press the licence to publish their work, which also gives us the exclusive right both to reproduce and/or distribute their publication (including the abstract) in printed, electronic or any other medium, and in turn to authorise others (including Reproduction Rights Organisations such as the Copyright Licensing Agency and the Copyright Clearance Center) to do the same. In return the author(s) assert their Moral Right to be identified as the author, and we promise that we will respect their rights as the author(s). That is, we will ensure their name(s) will always be clearly associated with the article and, while they permit the University of Warwick Press to make necessary editorial changes, we will not make any substantial alteration to their article without consulting them.
Copyright remains with the author(s), however, the author(s) authorise us to act on their behalf to defend their copyright if anyone should infringe it, and to retain half of any damages awarded, after deducting our costs. The author(s) also retain the right to use their own article (provided they acknowledge the published original in standard bibliographic citation form) in the following ways, as long as they do not sell it or give it away in ways which would conflict directly with our interests. The author(s) are permitted to use their article:
- For the internal educational or other purposes of their own institution or company.
- To mount it on their own or institution’s website, including deposit to their institutional open access research repository.
- To post it to free public servers of publications (subject repositories) and/or articles in their subject area.
- To utilise it in whole or in part as the basis for their own further publications or spoken presentations.
Rights and Permissions
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright owners (rights holders) for reproducing within their articles those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. This is commonly termed obtaining 3rd party copyright clearance. Authors are also responsible crediting the source and copyright of any included items (e.g. photographs or) figures in the accompanying captions. If you need more advice on seeking permissions, then speak to your organisation’s Copyright Advisor, often to be found in your institutional library.
Authors must have obtained appropriate permissions from any rights holders to reproduce any third-party copyrighted images or content for publication.
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