Before submitting your manuscript

Open Access Costs

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:

Good Authorship

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

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.

The policy also recommends that colleagues agree on the contribution that each author has made to the output, and document these contributions in the manuscript itself, whenever possible.

Please use the CRediT list of contributor roles to select appropriate roles for each author.

Many journals allow you to include authorship roles as part of the submission process. If they do not request this, we suggest that you try to include the role descriptors in the text of the paper.

If you have an agreed list of Glasgow author roles that are cannot be submitted with the paper, then we can record these in Enlighten.  Example Enlighten record where roles are not in published version.

You may use the form below or email details of the roles to Note that the corresponding author at the University of Glasgow is responsible for ensuring that roles for all Glasgow authors are agreed. 

Add Credit Roles Form

The University promotes a positive research culture, in which colleagues are recognised and valued for their varied contributions to a research activity. Ensuring that collaborators get due credit for their activities is good practice: it promotes fairness, supports careers, and increases the transparency of, and trust in, our findings.

Contact with any feedback. We will continue to evolve the process based on our experience and your suggestions.