Manuscript submission and preparation
Please read the submission guidelines for your article type carefully when preparing your manuscript. Contact the Editorial Office if you have any questions.
Article Processing Charge
Do I have to pay the article processing charges?
All articles published in Insights into Imaging are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.
Who - when - how?
Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due. You need to arrange payment unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution or employer is covering the cost through the Springer Open Membership Programme.
The APC for publication in Insights into Imaging is £1480.00/$2170.00/€1745.00. No taxes are included in this charge. Authors resident in any EU country have to add Value-Added Tax (VAT, currently 20%). Institutions paying the fee on behalf of the author can in most cases have the VAT refunded, or by providing SpringerOpen with their VAT registration number (except UK), avoid paying VAT altogether.
The corresponding author of the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via your institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript.
Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer. Please note that payment other than by credit card carries an administrative surcharge of (GBP) £50.
Are there any funding options?
If you come from a low-income country, charges are routinely waived. For other countries, APC waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. If you wish to request a waiver, please select in the submission process the option “I would like to request a waiver…” and enter your reason in the provided field.
Over 500 institutions worldwide have joined the SpringerOpen Membership Program and financially support open access by paying some or all of the APCs on behalf of their researchers. Check if your institution is a Member here. In the submission process, please select “I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement…” followed by the option ‘Select institution from a list’ and choose your respective institution.
Open access publishing means that the article can be freely redistributed and reused by the authors and others as long as the article is correctly attributed.
SpringerOpen Access license agreement in brief
Anyone is free:
- to copy, distribute, and display the work
- to make derivative works
- to make commercial use of the work
Under the following conditions:
- the original author must be given credit
- for any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are
- any of these conditions can be waived if the authors give permission.
Detailed information can be found at www.springeropen.com/authors/license
Authors should make their proof corrections on a printout of the PDF file supplied, checking that the text is complete and that all figures and tables are included. Once the publication is available online, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article. The author is entitled to formal corrections only. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed without the approval of the Editor-in-Chief. In such a case please contact the Editorial Office or the Editor-in-Chief before returning the proofs to the publisher.
The publisher Springer offers free electronic offprints for all corresponding authors, and a feature of article tracking at the Springer website, where authors can see which production stage their paper is in. Orders for extra offprints can be placed when returning the order form with the corrected galley proofs to the publisher.