The journal welcomes articles on topics within the aim and scope of the journal. Submissions should be original and not have been published before or be under simultaneous consideration elsewhere. Submissions are peer-reviewed and assessed for possible publication by the journal editors and at least one further referee, who may be a board member or an external referee, depending on required subject expertise.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal's online submission and manuscript tracking site . Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper.

Inquiries should be directed towards the editors at: geoff.williams at


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Rights and Permissions

Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.

For more information, please consult the Author's Rights page.

Open Access

For information about possibilities to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access), please consult the Author's Rights page.

This journal offers the possibility for accepted papers to be made available under the 'gold' open access model immediately upon publication, after payment of a fee (Article Publication Charge, APC) by or on behalf of the author. For more information, see our Open Access Policy.