How do I cite Proceedings of the Royal Society B correctly?
Proc. R. Soc. B
Print: ISSN 0962-8452
Online: ISSN 1471-2954
Articles published from the first issue of 2013 will follow a Continuous publication format and will be cited as follows:
Oneal E, Knowles LL. 2012 Ecological selection as the cause and sexual differentiation as the consequence of species divergence? Proc R Soc B 280: 20122236; doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2236
The citation will no longer use page numbers to cite an article within a volume, but instead will use a unique article identifier. This identifier comprises of the last eight digits of the DOI (or “digital object identifier”, see http://www.crossref.org/02publishers/doi_display_guidelines.html), and will be visible on every page of the article near the top of the right-hand margin.
Several journals, such as BMJ, PLoS ONE and Physical Review Letters, already use this style of citation, so we hope our readers will be able to adopt the new notation easily.Top
What is the DOI?
DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier. The DOI is a unique, permanent code assigned any digital item such as a journal article. Since 1999, each article published in Royal Society journals has been assigned a unique DOI. The DOI is used by many of the major science publishers and has become an industry standard. Each DOI is assigned and maintained in a central registry managed by the International DOI Foundation. Utilising a DOI, a referenced article can be electronically located - the DOI is resolved to find the current URL of the item.Top
Where can I find the guidelines for submitting an article?
From our journal author information page.Top
What is the page limit for Proceedings B?
Proceedings B levies charges for articles which exceed 6 printed pages when published in the journal. As a rough guide, this means that to avoid these charges, articles submitted should be no more than 4000 words and not contain more than 2-4 figures. We can consider articles that exceed this limit, up to 10 printed pages of the journal.
We currently charge £200 per page or part page plus VAT (15%). For example, a 7 page paper will attract a charge of £200, 8 pages £400, etc, plus VAT. For more details see our author information page.
When will the exact article length be known?
This cannot be confirmed until proof stage.Top
What options do I have for reducing the length of my manuscript?
One way of shortening your article is to put some of the material in an electronic appendix. Information about electronic appendices can be found in our instructions for authors.Top
What is your policy on copyright assignment?
Our policy is that the author retains copyright, but must provide us with a 'Licence to publish'. This agreement allows the authors to post their own postprint of the accepted article on an institutional or subject-based repository 12 months after publication. Authors publishing their articles Open Access will be able to post the final published version on repositories as soon as the article is published.
All authors must ensure that all necessary permissions have been obtained for reproducing any other copyright material, including permission to reproduce and publish electronically anywhere in the world.
Figures reproduced under copyright restrictions from another publication should carry a line of acknowledgement, as specified by the copyright holder.
How long will the reviewing process take?
Our time from receipt of manuscript to decision is approximately one month.Top
How do I seek permission to reproduce material from Proceedings B?
Proceedings B has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service. To seek permission please search the relevant article and click on the permissions link. For further information please see our permissions guidelines.
Who should I contact if I am experiencing problems submitting my article?
The Proceedings B team: firstname.lastname@example.orgTop
Where can I locate ESMs?
Electronic Supplementary Material (ESMs) can be located with the full article online.Top
Which content is free?
Articles in this journal become free 1 year after publication. They enter the subscription paywall again between 11 and 70 years, after which they enter our free digital archive.Top