Revised Instructions for Authors & templates are available on Springer website


A revised version of the Instructions for Authors has been uploaded on the Springer website, along with templates (.doc) for the Title page and the Research paper.


The main updates are:

  • Data availability statement is mandatory,
  • Declaration on conflicts of interest is mandatory,
  • ORCID usage is encouraged,
  • Preprints are welcome for submissions,
  • Preprint should not be cited unless they have undergone some form of peer-review.

The templates are located below the Instructions for authors. To access them, expand the right column with the grey arrow.

As usual, you can access the Data paper three-step procedure by clicking on the Data paper tab in the middle of the page.


Looking forward to receiving your manuscripts and ready to answer all questions sent to




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