New submissions to the journal should be sent in via the online submission system 'ScholarOne Manuscripts’ (previously Manuscript Central) at the following link: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/josp .
Papers should be anonymised, ready for forwarding to referees. Where papers have more than one author, the contact author should be clearly specified. Tables and figures should be sent in separate attached files.
All contributions should be accompanied by a separate title page providing information about the word length, the position/s held by the author/s, full correspondence and email addresses, full details of any acknowledgements, including funding statements, and a competing interests declaration (see below for guidance on what this declaration should look like).
All books for review should be sent to Dr Christopher Deeming.
Competing interests declaration: All authors must include a competing interests declaration in their separate title page alongside their author details and acknowledgements. This declaration will be subject to editorial review and may be published in the article. Competing interests are situations that could be perceived to exert an undue influence on the content or publication of an author’s work. They may include, but are not limited to, financial, professional, contractual or personal relationships or situations. If the manuscript has multiple authors, the author submitting must include competing interest declarations relevant to all contributing authors. Example wording for a declaration is as follows: “Competing interests: Author A is employed at company B. Author C owns shares in company D, is on the Board of company E and is a member of organisation F. Author G has received grants from company H.” If no competing interests exist, the declaration should state “Competing interests: The author(s) declare none”.