Forms for Contributors

Forms for Contributors

Instructions for Publishing Agreement (for corresponding author Only)

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer Nature Licence to Publish agreement. The corresponding author, who is also marked as such in the header of the paper, must sign the agreement on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper, having gained their permission to do so. He or she signs and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

The corresponding author must be available to check the paper before it is published. Please note that once a paper has been delivered to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the paper cannot be made. Authors’ names cannot be added or deleted, their order cannot be changed, and the corresponding author cannot be altered.


There are two forms.

  1. The first is the Contributor Agreement/Licence to Publish document, which is mandatory for each corresponding author to sign.
  2. The second form is the Research Permission Request Form, which is optional and should be used to obtain permission if you are using materials other than your own.

When you input data such as the paper’s title and the authors’ full names, make sure it is accurate because once the manuscript is submitted, it cannot be changed.

Please submit the files to Easychair using the step-by-step screenshots provided below.

If you have only one form, upload the PDF file. If you have two or more files, submit a ZIP file. The deadline is 25 April 2024.

Step-by-step screenshots