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For authors

Authors are asked to follow our Instructions for Authors as well as the Peer Review Policy and the Conflict of Interest Policy. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. As part of the blind peer review process, authors will need to submit a blinded manuscript without a title page (no author details), as well as a separate title page (containing author details). For your convenience, we have prepared a Title Page Template and a Blinded Manuscript Template to start drafting your article.

We also recommend that authors consult the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English, freely available in many languages. Adherence should increase the chances of acceptance of submitted manuscripts.

Authors, and all co-authors, agree that the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms. Read our Policy.

As a final step before submission, go over the Presubmission Checklist for Manuscripts to make sure you have not forgotten anything. Submissions that do not comply with the checklist may be returned to authors for correction prior to review or returned without review depending on the degree of non-compliance.

Instructions for Authors (pdf)
Blinded Manuscript Template (docx)
Title Page Template (docx)
Presubmission Checklist for Manuscripts (pdf)
Contributor roles in Multiple-author submissions (pdf)
Authorship (pdf)
AI Position Statement (pdf) re: AI-assisted writing and AI-generated writing in manuscripts

Online Guide to APA 7 Referencing

Reproducing copyrighted material
If you need to reproduce copyrighted material, below are two templates you can use to request permission from the copyright holder. Do check with the editorial office before sending these out.

Permissions Request Form-Figure (docx)
Permissions Request Form-Text (docx)

Download the whole Author kit (zip 1.2Mb)
(updated 5 January 2024)

For reviewers

The double-blind review process ensures the anonymity of the reviewers and authors. Our peer reviewers are asked to follow the Peer Review Policy and the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers when handling papers for ESNBU and filling out the Manuscript Review Form.