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 can I make sure my article is eligible?
When you submit, use at least one of the below methods of recognition.
Upon acceptance of your article, you'll also be prompted to provide your institutional affiliation.
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.
What do I need to do if I want to publish via subscription/green?
A unique exception has been made as part of this agreement in order to provide authors wishing to opt out of gold OA publication to publish via the subscription route with the option to self-archive their accepted manuscript (AM) immediately upon publication.
In order to take up this exception and on the basis your institution has selected to enable it, you will follow the standard identification workflow to be identified as eligible under the Jisc agreement, but you will select “No, I want to publish my article via the subscription route”. Follow the instructions to select a reason, then confirm that you want to publish subscription.
You will then be served with a bespoke License to Publish (LTP) which will allow you to self-archive the AM upon publication and remain in compliance with immediate OA institutional and funder policies. Please note that the Jisc agreement covers all eligible output under the gold OA route with the Version of Record (VOR) published OA at no additional cost; in compliance with institutional and funder’s immediate OA policies. Authors should therefore think carefully before opting out. There will be no option to revert to making the VOR available via gold OA retrospectively.