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Research Integrity

Peer review

Submissions to the journal will undergo a thorough double-blind peer review process. This will normally involve review feedback being provided by at least two independent experts in the subject area.

Aberdeen University Press is an open access publisher and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.

While copyright is retained by the authors, third parties have the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license agreement.

COPE/Professional memberships

Journals must agree to act within recognised publishing guidelines to ensure adherence to high standard of editorial, author and review practices, as well as publication ethics. Journals and editors agree to follow guidelines from the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

Indexing and Archiving

Aberdeen University Press content is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a permanent point of access allowing citations to be tracked and measured. Content will be disseminated to established indexers and databases. Journals will be registered with CLOCKSS to ensure that published content is preserved.