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We encourage authors to identify themselves using ORCID when submitting a manuscript to this journal. ORCID provides a unique identifier for researchers and, through integration with key research workflows such as manuscript submission and grant applications, provides the following benefits:

  • Discoverability: ORCID increases the discoverability of your publications, by enabling smarter publisher systems and by helping readers to reliably find work that you have authored.
  • Convenience: As more organisations use ORCID, providing your iD or using it to register for services will automatically link activities to your ORCID record, and will enable you to share this information with other systems and platforms you use, saving you re-keying information multiple times.
  • Keeping track: Your ORCID record is a neat place to store and (if you choose) share validated information about your research activities and affiliations.

See our ORCID FAQs for more information. If you don’t already have an iD, you can create one by registering directly at

ORCIDs can also be used if authors wish to communicate to readers up-to-date information about how they wish to be addressed or referred to (for example, they wish to include pronouns, additional titles, honorifics, name variations, etc.) alongside their published articles. We encourage authors to make use of the ORCID profile’s “Published Name” field for this purpose. This is entirely optional for authors who wish to communicate such information in connection with their article. Please note that this method is not currently recommended for author name changes: see Cambridge’s author name change policy if you want to change your name on an already published article. See our ORCID FAQs for more information. 

Copyright & Open Access

Please visit the tab here for more information.

The policy of Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology is that authors (or in some cases their employers) retain copyright and grant the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Cambridge University Press a non-exclusive license to publish their work. Authors must complete and return an author publishing agreement form as soon as their article has been accepted for publication; the journal is unable to publish the article without this. Please download the appropriate publishing agreement here

The form also sets out the Creative Commons license under which the article is made available to end users: a fundamental principle of open access is that content should not simply be accessible but should also be freely re-usable. Articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) by default. This means that the article is freely available to read, copy and redistribute, and can also be adapted (users can “remix, transform, and build upon” the work) for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, as long as proper attribution is given. Authors can, in the publishing agreement form, choose a different kind of Creative Commons license if they prefer: CC BY NC SA 4.0 (Attribution - Non-commercial - Share Alike); or CC BY NC ND 4.0 (Attribution - Non-commercial - No Derivatives). 

Production - Further Details 

Original articles will be published as Accepted Manuscripts online immediately following acceptance, allowing authors to make their work available to read and cite much more quickly. More information about Accepted Manuscripts can be found on this page.

Authors of accepted manuscripts are asked to sign an Author Publishing Agreement. Every manuscript that is accepted for publication, except for Supplemental Appendix material, is edited according to the journal's style and format requirements before it is published online. After the manuscript has been edited and typeset, the author responsible for correspondence will receive an e-mail message from the Cambridge University Press production staff, containing instructions for obtaining page proofs in PDF form from a secure website. Authors are asked to respond to all queries from the Press's production editors and to provide any additional corrections within 48 hours after the proof notification. 

For further information on this journal, please see our Production FAQs.

Licence to publish

Before Cambridge can publish your manuscript, we need a signed licence to publish agreement. Under the agreement, certain rights are granted to the journal owner which allow publication of the article. The original ownership of the copyright in the article remains unchanged. For full details see the publishing agreement page.

Digital Preservation Policy

Cambridge University Press publications are deposited in the following digital archives to guarantee long-term digital preservation:

  • CLOCKSS (journals) 
  • Portico (journals and books)