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Information for authors on Palgrave Macmillan Journals


Why publish in Palgrave Macmillan journals?

Palgrave Macmillan has a tradition of excellence in professional, humanities and social science publishing. The size and high quality of our journal list enables us to work closely with our journal editorial teams to provide excellent services to authors:

Premier peer review

Our editorial teams aim for the highest standards in peer review, and a majority of our journals use state-of-the-art online submission systems to enable quicker reviewing and online manuscript tracking for authors.

Palgrave Macmillan is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); we hold our editors, reviewers and authors to a clearly outlined Ethics Policy.

Fast, efficient publication

Palgrave Macmillan's production team uses the latest production technologies to publish journals rapidly in print and online. A growing number of titles use our Advance Online Publication (AOP) programme, which enables us to publish papers online as soon as they have been edited, typeset and checked by the author.

Wide dissemination

Palgrave Macmillan journals are published in print and online, making your paper instantly available to a wide-reaching audience. Our active, global marketing program includes presence at major conferences, content-based outreach to current and prospective journal subscribers, and table of contents alerts for each issue emailed to thousands of interested researchers worldwide.

Many of our journals have relationships with international societies which enjoy a broad readership, and our titles are available through most major indexing services and many third party services, including ABI/Inform and Ingentaconnect.

Global collaborations

Our outreach to the developing world is ongoing, and includes partnerships with dedicated programs that facilitate access to online journal content at publicly funded institutes in developing world designated countries. This extends the reach of papers, and provides important, timely research to those who might not otherwise be able to obtain it.

Working with INASP / PERI (Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information) our journals currently reach over 530 developing world institutions by direct Site License. Our content is also made freely available online to readers in countries that are members of HINARI, AGORA, and OARE – programs which include access for up to 4,700 developing world institutions globally.


Palgrave Open

Palgrave Open offers scholars and their funders the option to publish open access (OA) research across all publication formats, including journal articles, monographs and Palgrave Pivot publications.

Palgrave Open offers authors of accepted papers the choice to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) in order for their article to be made available to non-subscribers immediately upon publication.

Palgrave Open articles are made freely available online and are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License to support maximum dissemination and use.

The open access option is currently available for more than three quarters of our journals. For the full title list and additional information please visit the open research site.

Palgrave Macmillan is proud to be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), the trade association which represents the interests of open access publishers in all academic disciplines. OASPA enables exchange of information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation in open access.


Author Guidelines

Detailed instructions for authors wishing to submit papers to Palgrave Macmillan journals, including journal specific contact information, how to prepare and present manuscripts for submission and information on the production process can be found on the relevant journal homepage. To view these guidelines please select the journal of interest and click on "Instructions to authors" in the left-hand menu.


Publication Ethics

Palgrave Macmillan is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. We expect all prospective authors to read and understand our Ethics Policy before submitting any manuscripts to our journals. Please note that submitted manuscripts may be subject to checks using the iThenticate service, in conjunction with CrossCheck, in order to detect instances of overlapping and similar text. The iThenticate software checks submissions against millions of published research papers, documents on the web, and other relevant sources. If plagiarism or misconduct is found, consequences are detailed in the policy.


Using 3rd party material in your article

Authors are responsible for obtaining, and, if necessary, paying for permission from copyright holders for reproducing [through any medium of communication] those illustrations, tables, figures or quotations previously published elsewhere in their articles. Full details of our policy and guidance should be read before submitting work that contains 3rd party material.


Production process

For information about progress of your manuscript please contact the Production Controller. Select your journal and choose “Contact us” from the list of links on the left. You will need to supply a manuscript number which the editorial office gave you on acceptance of the manuscript. If your manuscript has not yet been accepted please contact the Editor.

Some Palgrave Macmillan journals have online tracking in which case you will need to follow the instructions provided on the online submission system homepage to track your manuscript's progress through peer review.

All Palgrave Macmillan titles have simultaneous online and print issue publication. An increasing number of journals have Advance Online Publication (AOP) of individual articles. Typically articles are published 6 weeks after receipt at the production office.

After your paper has been accepted, you will be sent an acceptance letter with a link to your Copyright Assignment form. You will be required to fill this form in before your work can be published unless you have chosen our Open Access option (where relevant). If you have any queries, please contact the Production Controller.


Offprints for authors

The majority of our titles provide a PDF offprint or a copy of the relevant journal issue to the corresponding author. Author entitlement details for each journal can be found by selecting the journal of interest and click on "Instructions to authors" in the left-hand menu.

You can purchase offprints at the time of publication using the order form accompanying the proofs which must be returned by the specified deadline. Further reprints of articles can also be ordered after publication using our online order form or by contacting the reprint office.


Tips for promoting your research

If your article has published - congratulations! We are committed to promoting your research to a wide-reaching audience, but did you know there are also some simple steps you can take to extend the reach and impact of your paper?

Visit our Author Tips page to learn more.

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