Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- I ensure that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- I ensure that all the names of authors and other identifying information has been taken away in the manuscript text. Meta-data in Word-file has been erased to ensure complete anonymity of authors (see “Instructions for authors” on how to do this, if you are unsure).
- I ensure that I have followed IJAL’s formatting guidelines (including pagination) and that the submission is within the specified word-limit (9,000 words for original articles and 1,200 words for book reviews – including references but excluding title and abstract).
- I ensure that all references are formatted according to IJAL’s referencing style (see “Instructions for Authors”, if you are unsure) and all references in the reference list are cited in the text and vice versa.
- The submission has undergone spell-check and grammar check.
- I have prepared a separate attachment where author details, any acknowledgements and any ethical review details are disclosed.
The International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL) is published under the auspices of Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press).
- All authors retain the copyright for their work;
- All academic material at IJAL is protected by Swedish copyright law;
- IJAL has no commercial interest in an author's work;
- The publishing agreement which all authors must sign before their work is published at IJAL, gives IJAL permission to publish the material electronically;
- It is your responsibility as author to be aware of the copyright of any material you use in your work. This includes figures, tables, diagrams, pictures and sound and video files;
- If you re-publish with a commercial publisher work that you have already published at IJAL, you must inform the commercial publisher that the work is already electronically published at IJAL;
- All authors are free to publish their articles in other journals provided that the journal accepts that the author already has published the article in IJAL.
- LiU E-Press' policy is not to delete any published material.
The International Journal of Ageing and Later Life uses a “Attribution Non-commercial” license which allows users to distribute the work and to re-work it without the author's permission, but not for any commercial purposes. Full reference to the author must be given.
Please see the copy of the agreement between the author and the publisher. Two signed copies of a legal agreement between the author and the publisher must be submitted before a manuscript can be published. The agreement may be obtained by contacting Peter Berkesand, for a paper copy to be sent by regular mail.
See also LiU E-Press’ Copyright page for further information.
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