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Submission

  1. How do I find out if my manuscript is in scope for a SpringerOpen journal?
  2. How do I submit my manuscript to a SpringerOpen journal?
  3. Can I interrupt the submission process before it's complete?
  4. Is there a word or page limit for articles published in a SpringerOpen journal?
  5. How should I format my manuscript for submission?
  6. How do I prepare illustrations and figures to be submitted with my manuscript?
  7. Can I submit movies and large figure files with my manuscript?
  8. Can I continue the submission of a manuscript when my colleague began the process?
  9. Can I submit my manuscript to you even though it is published elsewhere?
  10. What is SpringerOpen's policy on patient consent?

Language editing services

  1. What are language editing services?
  2. Does Springer offer language editing services?
  3. Why has Springer chosen to partner with Edanz?
  4. Are SpringerOpen authors required to use Edanz?
  5. Does using Edanz or another language editing service affect the editorial decision?
  6. What is Springer's commercial relationship with Edanz?

Article-processing charges

  1. Where do I find more about article-processing charges?
    See our separate APC FAQ.

Peer review / editorial processes

  1. Are the SpringerOpen journals peer-reviewed?
  2. How long will it take to peer review my manuscript?

Publication

  1. Does SpringerOpen copyedit manuscripts?
  2. How long will it take for my article to be available in its final form?
  3. Can an article be changed once it is published?
  4. How can I tell how many times my article has been viewed?
  5. Are articles published in journals published by SpringerOpen journals available in printed form?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.

Open access

  1. What is the copyright policy for SpringerOpen journals?

Citation, indexing and archiving

  1. Are articles included in bibliographic databases and search engines?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  2. How do I cite articles published in a SpringerOpen journal?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  3. Do SpringerOpen journals have Impact Factors and are their citations tracked?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  4. Are articles included in bibliographic databases and search engines?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.

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