Author Services

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

Author Benefits Program

Millions of papers are published every year.
Make yours matter!

Our dynamic Author Benefits Program provides you with end-to-end benefits that ensure your hard work pays off and your published manuscript gets the attention it deserves not just upon publication, but permanently. Through an upfront, one-time investment in the success of your article, you receive a full suite of dynamic marketing and editorial services that ensure maximum reach and impact, including color art, open access, and reprints. There are no hidden fees down the road; full transparency up front means you can focus on your research and put your funding where it matters most.

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Author Benefits Program

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

Open Access

Liebert Open Access

Does your research funder have an open access mandate or would you like to expand the dissemination of your research? Liebert Open Access Option allows you to easily comply with open access mandates by making your research freely available online. Open access allows for the broadest dissemination and impact for your research. A one time article publication charge is levied upon acceptance of your article. Learn more about Liebert Open Access

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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 listed as a "green" publisher in SHERPA/Romeo. Please review our self-archiving policy for more detailed information.

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