Before submitting your manuscript

Authors are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the Open Access options available from their chosen publisher, and to contact the library ahead of submission with any queries.

Block funds can only be used to meet the Open Access requirements of the relevant funder. Not all costs can be covered. To find out if block funds cover costs for your funder and chosen publisher please contact us at:

Authors should also familiarise themselves with the guidance in the Code of Good Practice in Research available at:

The policy recommends that colleagues agree roles for each author. The University expects authorship credit to be based on:

i. substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; and normally

ii. drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.

You should use the CRediT list of contributor roles to select appropriate roles. These must be agreed by the authors.

Many journals allow you to include authorship roles as part of the submission process. If you have an agreed list of roles that are cannot be submitted with the paper we can store these in Enlighten. You may use the form below or email details of the roles to

credit roles