Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding access, offprints, reprints, charges, and invoicing.
Will I receive any free offprints?
Unless stated in the journal or on the offprint form, you will not receive any free paper offprints. Most journals do, however, offer authors free, permanent access to the online version of their articles. Any exceptions to this rule will be outlined on individual journals' offprint forms.
When will I receive online access to my article?
Corresponding authors will be sent URLs for their online papers once the issue in which their article appears has been published.
When will I receive my paper offprints?
Offprints are normally dispatched within 4 - 6 weeks after print publication.
How do I pay for colour/excess charges?
You will be invoiced for any costs relating to publication after print publication.
How do I order offprints/reprints?
You will receive an offprint order form with your PDF page proofs. You should complete this and fax it back with your corrections. This form can also be downloaded from the journal website in most cases.
How much do offprints cost?
The prices for offprints are stated on the offprint form. Please add 100% of the prices quoted for colour offprints (i.e. black/white cost for 100 offprints, £271/$461; colour cost £542/$922).
What is the difference between offprints and reprints?
Offprints are ordered before publication of an article, and are printed are the same time as the issue. Reprints are printed after publication and may incur an extra cost.
What happens if I return my offprint form late?
If the issue has already gone to press, reprints will have to be ordered instead of offprints (see above for explanation of the difference), and may incur an extra cost. You should return your offprint form as soon as possible.
Do I have to return my offprint form even if I don't want to order any?
It is helpful if you do so, as the form also asks for details for invoicing.
Why do I have to pay for colour/excess pages?
Costs of printing colour figures are very high. Therefore for some journals we charge authors a fee to cover these costs. For details about colour charges for your journal, please contact your Editorial Office or Oxford Journals Production Editor.
Where are my offprints? They are lost/haven't arrived.
If you do not receive your ordered offprints 6 weeks after publication of the journal, please contact Oxford Journals so we can investigate what has happened.
Can I claim for undelivered purchased offprints?
Oxford Journals is committed to replacing any purchased offprints after the normal delivery period has expired. Authors should contact the relevant journal Production Editor to organize replacements.
Can I claim for undelivered gratis offprints?
Unfortunately Oxford Journals cannot be held responsible for non-delivery of gratis offprints once dispatched. Should authors wish to replace any undelivered gratis offprints then these can be obtained, but at a cost to the author. Authors should contact the relevant journal Production Editor to organize replacements.
Can you send the invoice for my paper to someone else?
Invoices may be addressed to whoever you wish - please fill in this section clearly on the offprint form.