We have various policies in place that set out procedures for our working practices and provide authors with clear guidelines regarding their submissions.


For the attention of authors in support of publishing in our titles.

Archiving Policy

We believe that the permanent availability and the digital preservation of scholarly material are very important. All our publications are archived internally and on our publishing platforms, and we deposit all published journal articles and ebooks in external archiving services. These include CLOCKSS and the e-depot of the National Library of the Netherlands.

Article Sharing Policy

Information about the sharing options for articles, which depends on the stage your article is at and the license it is published under.

Authorship Policy

Information outlining the correct acknowledgment of authors in all articles is outlined.

Corrections Policy

Information about how we deal with addenda, errata, and retractions.

Use of Experimental Subjects Policy

Information about responsible and appropriate use of experimental subjects in our publications.


For any others in our audience to whom these policies apply.

Advertising Policy

We accept advertising across all our journals that is deemed of interest and value to our scientific communities.

Claims Policy

Information about the process for supplying replacement copies to subscribers for missing or damaged journal issues.

Ethics Policy

We are committed to upholding the integrity of all our publications and provide information about the standards of ethical behavior expected from all parties involved, including authors, editors and reviewers, as well as our own role as publisher.


Information for the attention of all users of our products and services.

Privacy Policy

Information is supplied in relation to the data gathered during the process of providing our services to our audience.


For information about the options available for open access publishing and recommendations on open data, see our Open Science section.