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Most OUP journals use ScholarOne Manuscripts or Editorial Manager to receive submissions and manage peer review. Consult the journal website for instructions or a link to the submission site.

Submission sites require you to create an account in order to submit. If you have created an account on the journal’s site previously, this can be used again to submit new manuscripts. Accounts for these sites are separate from any account you may have on OUP’s website.

Uploading files

The online submission system will automatically create a single .pdf file containing your main text and reduced-resolution versions of any figures you have submitted. This document will be used when your manuscript undergoes peer review.

Submitted files will appear sequentially, as specified by you on the submission page, and you will have an opportunity to enter figure captions/legends and to check the .pdf file prior to final submission. Please make sure that you proof the converted pdf file so no material is missing, and there are no conversion errors. Ensure that the number of submitted figures and tables matches the number cited in the text and entered into the submission system.

Check the journal website to determine whether the journal operates double-blind peer review. In such cases, the manuscript should be anonymized: author details and any funding details and acknowledgements that identify the authors should be provided in a separate document.

Upon submission, your manuscript will be assigned a unique manuscript ID, allowing you to track the progress of your paper through peer review. Please quote this ID in any correspondence relating to the manuscript during peer review.


We encourage authors to supply ORCiD IDs during manuscript submission. See this page for information and guidance about ORCiD.

Submitting LaTeX files to ScholarOne

ScholarOne supports TeX version 7.4.5 and earlier.

Upload the main file first with the designation 'Main Document', followed by all of the files associated with the document.

Specify a File Designation that best describes each file you upload. Files that are part of a TeX/LaTeX document, including figures, should be designated as a "TeX/LaTeX Suppl File."

Be sure to upload all style sheets that are part of the document, and the relevant class file, so that ScholarOne will be able to convert your files to PDF. All images must be EPS files in order for the files to properly format. If you need to include other images such as PDF, JPEG, GIF or TIF files, please remove references to them from the main TeX file and upload them with the designation 'Image File'. ScholarOne does not support LaTex conversion with these types of images.

Some journals will provide options for you to submit all your files zipped together. If so, include all of your source files as above in a zip file. Also take care to supply a PDF of the article separate from this package (i.e., not zipped).

Type 3 fonts can cause errors during PDF creation. This is because Type 3 fonts are actually bitmaps, which display poorly on screen in PDF files and sometimes cause printing problems. Examples of Type 3 fonts include PCL fonts, MacOS bitmap fonts, Windows vector (outline) fonts, and Postscript Type 3 bitmapped fonts.

ScholarOne recommends that you substitute a standard Adobe Postscript Type 1 fonts for any bitmap fonts.

If you need any further help with LaTeX submissions to ScholarOne, please contact  ScholarOne support. Relevant pages from their FAQ can be found here.

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