Author Services

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is pleased to provide a full range of robust Author Services. Click links below for program details.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Each Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. journal has a separate and specific set of guidelines for the preparation and submission of papers. To access the guidelines for a specific journal, browse our collection and select your journal. Roll over the “For Authors” button located on the top right of the journal page (below the search tool) and select "Manuscript Submission."

Complete list of our journals

Guidelines for Writing a Research Paper

As a resource for new and first-time submitters, we provide general guidelines for writing a quality research paper, translated into 10 languages. Authors referring to these basic recommendations should also consult the specific manuscript instructions for the Journal to which they will be contributing for detailed submission information.

Basic Manuscript Submission Guidelines (10 languages)

Research Writing Guidelines

Author Benefit Programs


AuthorCite® is a dynamic author services platform that delivers a 360-degree view of your article from submission to publication to market impact, with comprehensive tools to take control of how your work is read, shared, and measured.

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Liebert Open Access Option

The Liebert Open Access Option program provides immediate free online posting of your article upon publication without an embargo period, for a flat one-time fee. This fee also makes the article free in perpetuity on the site. If you've received NIH funding we will also immediately deposit your paper to PubMed Central (PMC).
Contact for specific questions regarding our Open Access policy, and pricing.

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Liebert Open Access Option
Liebert Author Advocacy Program

Participation in the Liebert Author Advocacy Program (LAAP) provides academic, corporate, and funding institutions or departments to enable support of Open Access (OA) scholarly publishing and enhance the visibility of research output from your institution.
Authors publishing from LAAP member institutions receive a number of tangible benefits, including a 25% discount on Open Access article processing charges (APC) for research published in any Liebert journal and complimentary membership for published OA authors in the AuthorCite® marketing services platform. Recommend AuthorCite® participation to your institution today.

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Liebert Author Advocacy Program

Our Policies

NIH Public Access Policy

In order to assist our authors who have NIH funding to comply with this policy, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers will deposit the final accepted paper to PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of the authors. Authors need not take any action. The manuscript's public access posting on PMC will occur 12 months after publication. Please note that authors may not deposit manuscripts directly to PMC or other sites without permission from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

HHMI and Wellcome Trust

Authors Funded by HHMI and Wellcome Trust should follow the instructions for Liebert Open Option above. Contact for specific questions regarding our HHMI and Wellcome Trust policies.

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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a "blue" publisher, as we allow self-archiving of post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF.

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