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.
The corresponding author must be affiliated with a CNR institution in order to be eligible.
Do I need to pay APCs from my own research funds
No, if you are a corresponding author affiliated with a participating CNR institution, your APC is eligible for coverage when you choose to publish OA in a journal included in this agreement.
The link in the 'Publishing OA in a hybrid journal' section of this page provides more details on the journals that are eligible.
How can I make sure my article is eligible for APC coverage?
If you are an eligible corresponding author, you must identify yourself with your CNR affiliation credentials (institutional email and institution name) during the author identification process.
Once your article has been accepted for publication, you will be presented with confirmation that you can publish OA with fees covered by CNR.
How do I know if my article has been approved?
The approval manager at your institution will approve your article's eligibility based on your institutional affiliation, article type and journal name.
Once your article is approved by your institution, you will be notified by email and your article will proceed to publication.