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Publication process after acceptance

Once an article has been accepted, Cambridge University Press will manage the process of copyediting, proofing, typesetting and publishing each piece of content. Your point of contact with Cambridge University Press will be the content manager, or production editor, of the journal. For more information about how production works at Cambridge University Press, please visit this page. Here, you will find basic information about how an article goes from accepted manuscript to fully published. There may be small differences between journals with this process. If you have a specific question about this journal, please contact the editorial office.


The policy of this journal is that authors (or in some cases their employers) retain copyright and grant Cambridge University Press a licence to publish their work. In the case of gold open access articles this is a non-exclusive licence. 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 without this. Please download the appropriate publishing agreement here

Gold Open Access

Authors have the option of selecting Gold Open Access publication when they complete their publishing agreement. An author may pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) to make their article Open Access; current charges can be found here. Or an author may be eligible for Open Access publication without paying any charge  (or a discounted charge) if their institution is part of an Open Access agreement (also known as Read and Publish/Transformative agreements) with Cambridge. Eligibility can be determined here

If an author selects a Gold Open Access route they will be asked, as art of their publishing agreement, to select the Creative Commons licence 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 licence (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 licence (including those prohibiting commercial and derivative use) if they prefer.

Copyediting and proofreading

The publisher reserves the right to copyedit and proofread all articles accepted for publication, but authors will be consulted in the case of any substantial changes. Page proofs of each article will be sent to the lead author for correction of typographical errors only.

Author copy

Authors will receive a link to a freely accessible version of their article online for their personal use and to distribute to their personal contacts, subject to the conditions of their publishing agreement