Frequently asked questions

Publishing ethics

Can I publish my research in two journals?

No, authors are required to declare upon submission that the manuscript is not under consideration elsewhere. This is why the detection of a duplicate submission is typically considered as a deliberate act.

Read our full policy to find out more about areas of misconduct.

What are the Taylor & Francis policies on authorship?

There are a few policies on authorship that apply to Taylor & Francis Group journals. Policies on corresponding authors, changes in authorship, author name changes on published articles, assistance with experiments and data analysis and beyond.

To find out about these policies and more, please read our guide on defining authorship in your research paper.

How do I determine if there is a conflict of interest?

Conflict of interest can also be known as ‘competing interest’. The range of possible conflicts are quite numerous and can be financial or non-financial in nature. A full disclosure statement is usually required when you submit your paper to a journal.

Find out more on what is a conflict of interest or competing interest.

Where do I include a disclosure statement?

You can declare a competing interest in your cover letter or on the manuscript submission form in the journal’s online peer-review system. You should also include a relevant disclosure statement with the text of your article. You can do this in conjunction with any acknowledgments and details of funders.

Can I still publish in a Taylor & Francis journal if my paper has already been archived/a preprint has been published/a digital copy is available?

If you upload your Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM) to a non-commercial preprint server, you can subsequently submit the manuscript to a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal. We do not consider posting on a preprint server to be duplicate publication and this will not jeopardize consideration for publication.

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Check out our glossary page for definitions of key publishing terms.