Who is considered the corresponding author?
The corresponding author is defined as the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts.
The corresponding author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. They are also responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s status throughout the submission, review and publication process.
In addition, the corresponding author acts as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper is published.
How do I know if my article is eligible?
If your article has the structure of a standard article and contains original research, it should be eligible. This will be confirmed by your institution.
How can I make sure my article is eligible?
There are three ways we can recognise your eligibility for open access publication through this agreement.
Upon acceptance of your article, you'll also be prompted to provide your institutional affiliation. If you are eligible, your institution will complete the approval process without causing any delays to the manuscript publication process.
Which article types are covered by this agreement?
- Original Paper: Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.
- Review Paper (starting 01 January 2023): Standard article, interpreting previously published results.
Please note the following article types are not covered by this agreement:
- Continuing Education: Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).
- Brief Communication: Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.