An Author's Guide


This guide is written to help you get your paper published in one of the Dove Medical Press Journals. It discusses submission, peer review, response to reviewers, publication, and what to do for your paper after publication. It is written by one of the Editors-in-Chief of a Dove Journal and covers both general issues about having a paper accepted and specific Dove issues.

Reading this guide should answer most of the queries you have – and will certainly increase the chance that your paper will be accepted as well as shortening the time it takes to be published.

The guide has been separated into manageable sections on the right, please click on each heading to read the content.

If you have any further queries please email me directly at the Editorial Offices.


All Dove journals are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

We also support the international standards for editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010.

Updated 23 July 2014