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Submitting your materials


We require all corresponding 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 will need to create one if you decide to submit a manuscript to this journal. You can register for one directly from your user account on ScholarOne, or alternatively via

If you already have an iD, please use this when submitting your manuscript, either by linking it to your ScholarOne account, or by supplying it during submission using the "Associate your existing ORCID iD" button.

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.

Supplementary Material

This journal offers the option to publish supplementary material online only (i.e., not in the printed journal). This can include multimedia files such as audio or video, appendices, large data tables, etc. Please note that such material will be made available to reviewers, but will not be copy-edited or typeset after acceptance.

If the article from your symposium meeting is accompanied by (and explains research in) a poster you also presented at the same meeting please submit your article as a ‘Poster Paper’ and upload the Poster itself as Supplementary Material.

For further support, please see our supplementary material preparation instructions

Data Availability

This journal encourages authors to make evidence available when possible. More information on data availability statements can be found here