Author Guidelines


  1. Submission
  2. Aims and Scope
  3. Manuscript Categories and Requirements
  4. Preparing Your Submission
  5. Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations
  6. Author Licensing
  7. Publication Process After Acceptance
  8. Post Publication
  9. Editorial Office Contact Details



Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. All submissions must be concisely and clearly written in English.

Free Format Submission 

Diversity and Distributions now offers Free Format Submission for a simplified and streamlined submission process. 

Before you submit, you will need: 

  • Your manuscript: this should be an editable file including text, figures, and tables, or separate files – whichever you prefer. All required sections should be contained in your manuscript, including abstract (which does need to be correctly styled), introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. Figures and tables should have legends. Figures should be uploaded in the highest resolution possible. References may be submitted in any style or format, as long as they are consistent throughout the manuscript. Supporting information should be submitted in separate files.  
  • An ORCID ID, freely available at (Why is this important? Your article, if accepted and published, will be attached to your ORCID profile. Institutions and funders are increasingly requiring authors to have ORCID IDs.) 
  • Two title pages of the manuscript – one with identifying information and the other without identifying information. The title page with identifying information should include the following information: 
    • Your co-author details, including affiliation and email address. (Why is this important? We need to keep all co-authors informed of the outcome of the peer review process.) 
    • Statements relating to our ethics and integrity policies, which may include any of the following (Why are these important? We need to uphold rigorous ethical standards for the research we consider for publication): 
      • data availability statement 
      • funding statement 
      • conflict of interest disclosure
      • ethics approval statement 
      • patient consent statement 
      • permission to reproduce material from other sources 
      • clinical trial registration

All submissions must comply with Diversity and Distributions’ Mandates Data policy, which requires that authors provide access to the data underlying their paper (see “Data Storage at Submission” below). Submissions that do not include a Data Availability Statement, or which do not provide access to the underlying data, will be sent back to the author unless accompanied by a cover letter that identifies a specific exception granted by one of the journal’s Senior Editors.

To submit, login at and create a new submission. Follow the submission steps as required and submit the manuscript.

The submission system will prompt authors to use an ORCID iD (a unique author identifier) to help distinguish their work from that of other researchers. Click here to find out more.

Click here for more details on how to use ScholarOne

For help with submissions, please contact the Editorial Office at [email protected].



Diversity and Distributionsis a journal of conservation biogeography. We publish papers that deal with the application of biogeographical principles, theories, and analyses to problems concerning the conservation of biodiversity.  Appropriate topics include identifying the agents of global change, including how climate change, land use change, overexploitation, pollution and invasive species affect the abundance, distribution, spatial genetic composition and range boundaries of species; innovative applications or methods of species distribution modelling and individual-based modelling with applications in conservation biogeography; the application of island biogeographic principles to conservation; phylogeographical or landscape genetics/genomics studies with clear conservation implications; developing paradigms, models and frameworks for conservation planning and risk assessment; investigating ecological and anthropogenic factors favouring the emergence of infectious diseases (EIDs).

Papers must meet five criteria to be considered for publication:

(1) they must have a strong biogeographic focus with clear conservation implications, or a strong conservation focus on biogeographic patterns or principles.
(2) submissions must derive novel insights from biogeographic patterns and processes and biodiversity status and trends.
(3) the research must be conducted across large spatial, temporal or taxonomic scales, and results - or methodological approaches proposed - must be relevant beyond the specific study system.
(4) results must have clear and important implications for our understanding of biogeography or conservation and must be of potential broad interest to the readership.
(5) they must have a solid theoretical underpinning, a clear study design and robust methods, and the findings must be presented clearly and concisely.

* Please note that biogeography studies that are potentially informative for conservation, but where conservation implications are not well elaborated, are not a good fit for the journal. Similarly, the threatened status of species in a study is not a sufficient condition to meet criterion number 1.



The Journal publishes articles under the following main headers: 1) Research Article, 2) Review Article, 3) Method, 4) Perspective, 5) Commentary. All submissions are subject to peer review.


1) and 2) Research and Review Articles. 
This is the core section of the journal and presents research or review articles typically up to 6000 words in length or review articles up to 7500 words in length, although articles should be only as long as they need to be and shorter papers are encouraged (the word limit refers to text from the start of the introduction to the end of the acknowledgements - i.e. excluding the title, abstract, references, figure captions, and tables). The Editor reserves the right to publish long tables and appendices on the journal’s website, rather than in the printed version. Such a decision will only be taken after consultation with the author. The manuscript must include an abstract of no more than 300 words structured under the headings: Aim, Location, Methods, Results, Main conclusions. A biosketch entry should be included on the title page with identifying information (see below).

3) Method.
Presentation of new analytical techniques, new databases, or critical evaluation of methods in conservation biogeography. Method articles are up to 6000 words in length (the word limit refers to text from the start of the introduction to the end of the acknowledgements - i.e. excluding the title, abstract, references, figure captions, and tables). A structured abstract not longer than 300 words with the following headings should be used: Aim, Innovation, Main Conclusions.

4) Perspective. 
Perspectives are short items (usually up to 2500 words) of general interest with respect to conservation biogeography, including biogeography and conservation theory, biodiversity trends, biodiversity databases, and political debates. Lively titles are encouraged, and materials should be as topical as possible. Perspectives should include a one-paragraph unstructured abstract (150 word maximum), and a list of 6-10 keywords.

5) Commentary. 
Commentaries can provide opportunities for comments, questions and criticisms of recently published work. The goal of a commentary is to encourage further scientific discussion and debate and should be written in a professional manner. Commentaries should only discuss issues relevant to the content of the original article. All commentaries will be peer reviewed.  After peer review the commentary will be sent to the author(s) of the original article to give an opportunity to reply. A courtesy copy of the rebuttal letter will be sent to the author of the original commentary, but no further comment will be accepted. Both the original commentary and the rebuttal will be published together in the journal. A commentary will be rejected outright if it is judged to contain a personal attack. The Editors maintain the right not to publish a commentary if not deemed relevant regarding the conclusions made by the original article. Commentaries should be no longer than 2000 words.




Article Preparation Support

Wiley Editing Services offers expert help with English Language Editing, as well as translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design – so you can submit your manuscript with confidence. Also, check out our resources for Preparing Your Article for general guidance about writing and preparing your manuscript.

Cover Letters

A cover letter to the editor must be uploaded separately. The cover letter must give a brief presentation of the content of the manuscript, indicating why the manuscript addresses conservation biogeography and is of wide interest for the readers of the journal (please refer to the selection criteria).

Parts of the Manuscript

The manuscript should be submitted in separate files: main text file with embedded figures; supporting information. Please provide two title pages – one with identifying information and one without identifying information.

LaTeX users do not have to translate their manuscripts into Microsoft Word, but may upload them as PDF files. Any explanatory notes, companion papers etc. for the attention of reviewers should be uploaded under 'Comments to reviewers'.

Title Page

i. Title
ii. The full names of the authors, only one corresponding author may be included
iii. The authors' institutional affiliations where the work was carried out, with a footnote for the author’s present address if different from where the work was carried out
iv. Acknowledgements
v. Biosketch

Anonymized Main Text File

The text file should be presented in the following order:

i. Title
ii. A short running title of less than 40 characters
iii. Abstract and keywords
iv. Main text. The sections of the paper should be presented in the following order: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion
v. References
vi. Data Accessibility Statement
vii. Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes)
viii. Figure legends and embedded figures
ix. Appendices (if relevant)
x. Supporting information should be supplied as separate files.

Title. The title should be short and informative, containing major keywords related to the content. The title should not contain abbreviations (see Wiley's best practice SEO tips).

Authorship. For details on eligibility for author listing, please refer to the journal’s Authorship policy outlined in the Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations section. Only one corresponding author may be included.

Methods. Describe all steps of your analyses such that the reader can fully replicate your results. All data must be provided as supplementary files (see Data Accessibility statement). Supplemental presentation of computer code is also encouraged. Papers using Species Distribution Models are encouraged to adopt the ODMAP protocol ( In addition to their description in the methods, authors are encouraged to provide the ODMAP protocols as supplementary files. For more information on ODMAP, please see Zurell et al. 2020 Ecography doi: 10.1111/ecog.04960.

Acknowledgements. Contributions from individuals who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Financial and material support should also be mentioned. Thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.

Conflict of Interest Statement. Authors will be asked to provide a conflict of interest statement during the submission process. See ‘Conflict of Interest’ section in Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations for details on what to include in this section. Authors should ensure they liaise with all co-authors to confirm agreement with the final statement.

Abstract and Keywords

Abstracts and keywords are required for some manuscript types. For details on manuscript types that require abstracts and/or keywords, as well as how to prepare them, please refer to the ‘Manuscript Categories and Requirements’ section. Please provide 6-10 keywords, arranged alphabetically, separated by commas. Note that optimally the most important keywords are repeated in the title and the keywords.

Main Text

The journal uses British spelling; however, authors may submit using either option, as spelling of accepted papers is converted during the production process.

References in published articles are formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). However, references may be submitted in any style or format, as long as they are consistent throughout the manuscript.

A Biosketch should be included: a short (30-100 words for one author, or up to 150 words for three authors) description of the research interests of the author(s). For papers with >3 authors, a biosketch should either focus on first author, or should be a general statement of the focus of the research team. Links to authors' web pages may be provided.

Citations to data sources
Some studies (e.g., meta-analyses) use data drawn from multiple published sources. If these sources are not otherwise cited in the main text, they should be listed in one or more appendices with titles similar to the following: “Appendix 1 – Data sources”. These data appendices will be printed in the main paper (so that citation indexing services will capture them), but in a reduced font. These appendices should be cited in the main text (e.g. “A list of the data sources is found in Appendix 1.”).

Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate, information contained in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text, giving the study organism and study location and 'n' values where applicable. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses. All abbreviations must be defined in footnotes.

Figures and Figure Legends

Please refer to the Guidelines for Preparing Figures. 

Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text, to this end both the geographical region and the taxon should be mentioned in each caption. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

Bar scales for maps and photographs are preferred to numerical scales and must be given on all such items. Maps that display area data and organism distribution at a continental, hemispheric, or world scale must always use an equal-area map projection (e.g. Mollweide or Aitoff's). Note especially that Mercator's projection is not acceptable for such data. Please indicate the precise projection employed in the caption. On these maps, the equatorial scale should be indicated, while scale information should be provided, preferably as a scale bar within the figure, for all maps of whatever size and area; use ‘km’ or ‘kilometres’, not ‘kilometers’. Maps should include adequate geo-referencing information (preferably the latitude and longitude).


Additional Files

Data Storage at Submission

Authors are required to make their underlying data available as a condition of publication, and are strongly encouraged to also make this data available to peer reviewers. Authors may submit their data using one of several public repositories, such as Dryad, TreeBASE, NERC data centre, GenBank, Zenodo, Figshare or another archive of the author’s choice that provides comparable access and guarantee of preservation.

Diversity and Distributions provides all authors with access to the data repository Dryad at the submission stage. The cost of depositing data of up to 50GB will be covered, should authors choose Dryad as their preferred public repository. For information about submitting your data to Dryad, please see their website.

Because Diversity and Distributions provides double anonymous peer review, it is essential that any data provided at submission be anonymous. It should not contain any references to the authors and should not be stored at an institutional repository associated with one or more of the authors. Note: It is important that you anonymize your data before submitting and select the option “Private for Peer Review” when uploading your data to Dryad. Choosing this option will generate a randomized, private Dryad URL that will be emailed to you and available on the Dryad website. Please include this URL in your manuscript’s Supplementary Files. Submitting your data will also generate a DOI that will remain inactive until the dataset is published. Please include this DOI in your manuscript’s Data Availability Statement.

Please note that: 

1) Data only available upon request from the authors or any other organization is NOT acceptable. 
2) No embargo is possible, and the data provided must be immediately accessible by the community upon publication. 

Data accessibility statements that do not conform to the guidelines may result in the immediate  rejection of the paper. 

Exceptions to data sharing may be granted at the discretion of the Senior Editors, and must be agreed prior to submission. 

Exceptions may include: 

  1. Spatial coordinates of species that are threatened due to poaching or persecution and legally protected under national or international legislation. In this case spatial coordinates must still be provided but at a coarser resolution (10 km, or 50 km only in particular cases). The data accessibility statement will have to clearly explain why the data are provided at a coarser resolution, e.g. citing the relevant agreements or laws protecting the specific species. Note that the authors are still requested to provide the original dataset used for the analysis but providing the spatial coordinates at a coarser resolution. Species biological parameters or metrics (occurrence, abundance, genetic structure, vital rates, etc), environmental and anthropogenic covariates must still be provided at the resolution used for the analyses so that the analysis is fully replicable, even though the exact spatial points cannot be identified.
  2. Data can be downloaded from online databases and cannot be redistributed by the authors. This is only acceptable if the data are freely accessible to everyone, without any need for special agreement except for an initial registration for tracking purposes. The data accessibility statement will have to clarify the exact requirements for downloading the data. 

Supporting Information
Supporting information is information that is not essential to the article, but provides greater depth and background. It is hosted online and appears without editing or typesetting. It may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. Click here for Wiley’s FAQs on supporting information.

Note: if data, scripts, or other artefacts used to generate the analyses presented in the paper are available via a publicly available data repository, authors should include a reference to the location of the material within their paper.

Supporting information should be referred to in the text as, for example, 'see Appendix S1 in Supporting Information'; subsequent mention should be in the form 'see Appendix S2'. Figures and tables in the Supporting Information must be numbered consecutively by Appendix number and figure number: e.g. the first figure in Appendix 1 as Fig. S1.1, the first in Appendix 2 as Fig. S2.2 (if there is only one figure in Appendix 1). All appendices, figures and tables must be cited in the text.

Translated Abstracts
All submissions must be written in English. However, we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted. The second abstract will be published with the online version of the article and will not be included in the PDF. Please note that second abstracts will not be copyedited and will be published as provided by the authors, who take responsibility for the accuracy of the translation. Authors who wish to take advantage of this option should include their second abstract alongside their submission, selecting the file type “Translated Abstract Not for Review.”


General Style Points

The following points provide general advice on formatting and style.

  • Abbreviations: In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially, use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only. 
  • Units of measurement: Measurements should be given in SI or SI-derived units. Visit the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website at for more information about SI units.
  • Numbers: numbers under 10 are spelt out, except for: measurements with a unit (8mmol/l); age (6 weeks old), or lists with other numbers (11 dogs, 9 cats, 4 gerbils).
  • Computer programs: All software programs should be written in small caps, followed at first mention by the version number and reference. Packages in R should be in roman and quotations (e.g. `vegan´) and the relevant reference provided.


Wiley Author Resources

Manuscript Preparation Tips: Wiley has a range of resources for authors preparing manuscripts for submission available here. In particular, authors may benefit from referring to Wiley’s best practice tips on Writing for Search Engine Optimization.

Editing, Translation, and Formatting Support: Wiley Editing Services can greatly improve the chances of a manuscript being accepted. Offering expert help in English language editing, translation, manuscript formatting, and figure preparation, Wiley Editing Services ensures that the manuscript is ready for submission.



Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics applies to Diversity and Distributions 

Editorial Review and Acceptance

Diversity and Distributions is committed to implementing sustainable and positive change to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through its editorial processes and policies. For more information, please refer to Wiley Research’s DE&I Statement. 

One way Diversity and Distribution aims to address this goal is the through journal’s double-anonymous peer review model. Double-anonymous peer review is when the authors’ and reviewers’ identities are unknown to each other. Studies (e.g., Fox, Mayer, & Aimé 2023) have shown that double anonymous peer review can reduce bias in the peer review process. Diversity and Distributions’ acceptance criteria are based on the quality and originality of the research, and this policy intends to remove potential unconscious bias in the review process. Papers will only be sent to review if the Senior Editor determines that they meet the appropriate quality, originality, and relevance requirements. 

Diversity and Distributions is participating in an initiative on Peer Review Transparency. By submitting to this journal, authors agree that the reviewer reports, their responses, and the editor’s decision letter will be linked from the published article to where they appear on Publons in the case that the article is accepted. Authors have the opportunity to opt out during submission, and reviewers may remain anonymous unless they would like to sign their report.

In-house submissions, i.e. papers authored by Editors or Editorial Board members of the title, will be sent to Editors unaffiliated with the author or institution and monitored carefully to ensure there is no peer review bias. Wiley's policy on the confidentiality of the review process is available here.

Refer and Transfer

Publishing your research should be a rewarding experience and finding the right journal for your paper is essential in giving your research the impact it deserves. If the journal you submit to isn’t the right fit, we can help you find alternative options and speed up your journey to being published. 

This Journal works with other journals in Wiley’s Life Sciences portfolio to enable rapid publication of good quality research that we are unable to accept for publication. Authors may be offered the option of having their paper, along with any related reviews, automatically transferred for consideration by the Editors of other journals in the portfolio.Authors will not need to reformat or rewrite their manuscript at this stage, and publication decisions will be made a short time after the transfer takes place. 

More information can be found here. 


Diversity and Distributions will consider for review articles previously available as preprints on non-commercial servers. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article. Authors may also post the final published version of the article immediately after publication.


Policy on the use of RAPD Markers

The appropriateness of RAPD markers for population genetic inference is increasingly questioned by our reviewers and editors because of concerns about reproducibility, dominance, and homology. Given these worries, and the ready availability of other kinds of markers that do not suffer from all of these problems, studies based primarily on RAPDs only rarely pass the scrutiny of peer review in Diversity and Distributions. Of course, there may be situations in which RAPDs are appropriate, such as in genetic mapping studies or in searches for diagnostic markers for a given species or trait. These latter kinds of studies will continue to be reviewed by the journal.


Sequence Data

Sequence data have to be submitted in electronic form to any one of the three major collaborative databases: DDBJ, EMBL, or GenBank. The suggested wording for referring to accession-number information is: ‘These sequence data have been submitted to the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases under accession number U12345’. Addresses are as follows:


Collecting permission and the Nagoya Protocol

Authors must ensure that any data utilised in the submitted manuscript have been lawfully acquired in accordance with The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is recommended that it is explicitly stated that the relevant fieldwork permission was obtained, and to list the permit numbers, in Materials and Methods or the Acknowledgements.


Species Names

Upon its first use in the title, abstract, and text, the common name of a species should be followed by the scientific name (genus, species) in parentheses. For well-known species, however, scientific names may be omitted from article titles. If no common name exists in English, only the scientific name should be used. For the focal species in the study, the authority(ies) should be provided at the first mention in the main text, in the format specified by the relevant code.


Conflict of Interest

The journal requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to: patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker's fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships. Click here for more information.



Authors should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgements section. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation. If in doubt, please check the Open Funder Registry for the correct nomenclature:



The list of authors should accurately illustrate who contributed to the work and how. All those listed as authors should qualify for authorship according to all of the following criteria:

  1. Have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. Been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. Given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content; and
  4. Agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed, with permission from the contributor, in an Acknowledgements section (for example, to recognize contributions from people who provided technical help, collation of data, writing assistance, acquisition of funding, or a department chairperson who provided general support). Prior to submitting the article all authors should agree on the order in which their names will be listed in the manuscript.

Additional Authorship Options: Joint first or senior authorship: In the case of joint first authorship, a footnote should be added to the author listing, e.g. ‘X and Y should be considered joint first author’ or ‘X and Y should be considered joint senior author.’

For more information, please refer to Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics. 

Wiley’s Author Name Change Policy

In cases where authors wish to change their name following publication, Wiley will update and republish the paper and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services. Our editorial and production teams will use discretion in recognizing that name changes may be of a sensitive and private nature for various reasons including (but not limited to) alignment with gender identity, or as a result of marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Accordingly, to protect the author’s privacy, we will not publish a correction notice to the paper, and we will not notify co-authors of the change. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office with their name change request.

Correction to authorship

In accordance with Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics and the Committee on Publication Ethics’ guidance, Diversity and Distributions will allow authors to correct authorship on a submitted, accepted, or published article if a valid reason exists to do so. All authors – including those to be added or removed – must agree to any proposed change. To request a change to the author list, please complete the Request for Changes to a Journal Article Author List Form and contact either the journal’s editorial or production office, depending on the status of the article. Authorship changes will not be considered without a fully completed Author Change form. (Correcting the authorship is different from changing an author’s name; the relevant policy for that can be found in Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines under “Author name changes after publication.”)


As part of the journal’s commitment to supporting authors at every step of the publishing process, the journal requires the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. This takes around 2 minutes to complete. Find more information here.


Publication Ethics

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Note this journal uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Read the Top 10 Publishing Ethics Tips for Authors here. Wiley’s Publication Ethics Guidelines can be found at

Artificial Intelligence Generated Content

Please find Wiley’s policy on Artificial Intelligence Generated Content (AIGC) here.

In accordance with COPE’s position statement on AI tools, AIGC tools cannot fulfill the role of, nor be listed as, an author of an article. If an author has used this kind of tool to develop any portion of a manuscript, its use must be described, transparently and in detail, in the Methods or Acknowledgements section. The author is fully responsible for the accuracy of any information provided by the tool and for correctly referencing any supporting work on which that information depends. Tools that are used to improve spelling, grammar, and general editing are not included in the scope of these guidelines. If there is any doubt as to whether the use of such tools must be reported, please contact the Editorial Office.



Diversity and Distributions operates an Open Access model. The journal does not charge any submission fees. To find out more about the journal’s Article Publication Charges, click here.

If a paper is accepted for publication, the author identified as the formal corresponding author will receive an email prompting them to log in to Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be required to complete a copyright license agreement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

Funder Open Access: Please click here for more information on Wiley’s compliance with specific Funder Open Access Policies.



Accepted Article Received in Production

When an accepted article is received by Wiley’s production team, the corresponding author will receive an email asking them to login or register with Wiley Author Services. The author will be asked to sign a publication license at this point.


Authors will receive an e-mail notification with a link and instructions for accessing HTML page proofs online. Page proofs should be carefully proofread for any copyediting or typesetting errors. Online guidelines are provided within the system. No special software is required, all common browsers are supported. Authors should also make sure that any renumbered tables, figures, or references match text citations and that figure legends correspond with text citations and actual figures. Proofs must be returned within 48 hours of receipt of the email. Return of proofs via e-mail is possible in the event that the online system cannot be used or accessed.

Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made during the editorial process – authors should check proofs carefully. 

Early View

The journal offers rapid publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View (Online Version of Record) articles are published on Wiley Online Library before inclusion in an issue. Note there may be a delay after corrections are received before the article appears online, as Editors also need to review proofs. Once the article is published on Early View, no further changes to the article are possible. The Early View article is fully citable and carries an online publication date and DOI for citations.



Article Promotion Support

Wiley Editing Services offers professional video, design, and writing services to create shareable video abstracts, infographics, conference posters, lay summaries, and research news stories for your research – so you can help your research get the attention it deserves.

Access and Sharing
When the article is published online:

  • The author receives an email alert (if requested).
  • The link to the published article can be shared through social media.
  • The author will have free access to the paper (after accepting the Terms & Conditions of use, they can view the article).
  • The corresponding author and co-authors can nominate up to ten colleagues to receive a publication alert and free online access to the article.

Print copies of the article can now be ordered (instructions are sent at proofing stage or use the below contact details). Email 

To find out how to best promote an article, click here.

Measuring the Impact of an Article

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Author Guidelines updated May 2023