THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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Ériu: Instructions to Authors

Ériu is devoted to Irish philology and literature, and from its foundation in 1904 the peer-reviewed journal has had a reputation internationally among Celtic scholars. In the century since its inception, Ériu has served as an outlet for the work of the early standard bearers of Irish language studies and Celtic studies and of each new generation of researchers in turn.

Instructions to Authors

Manuscripts submitted for publication in Ériu should be in duplicate, written in 12pt font size, double-spaced throughout, with a wide margin and no right-margin alignment. Manuscripts may be submitted by post to the Royal Irish Academy marked for the attention of the editors; directly to the editors themselves at their home institution; or e-mailed to the Publications Office of the Academy. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Authors should consult recent issues of the journal on matters of style or see the style guidelines and the journal abbreviations list (these are also available from the Publications Office).

The author's name and affiliation, with a full postal address and e-mail address, should be stated on the first page. A shortened title for the running head should also be supplied.

After acceptance of a paper, and once a final text has been agreed, authors are asked to submit up-to-date electronic copy and, where necessary, updated hard copy. Authors must ensure that their electronic text and hard copy are identical.

Following copy editing and type setting, authors will be sent a proof of their paper, which should be returned to the Publications Office within one week of receipt.

Both author-date and footnote reference systems are acceptable. Journal and series titles should be spelled out in full. Prior to acceptance of a paper, authors will receive a detailed set of house style guidelines, including reference samples in both systems.

Abbreviations of bibliographical titles other than standard abbreviations used in Ériu -- a list of which appears at the back of each volume since Vol. L (1999) -- or those established by DIL should be listed at the end of the article, giving the bibliographical details in full; if abbreviations as in DIL have been used without explanation, a note to this effect should be added before the list of abbreviations.

Subventions to defray publication costs should be sought by authors in a position to obtain them. The Academy gratefully acknowledges the subventions towards the publication costs of papers by members of staff of the following institutions: University College Cork; University College Dublin; National University of Ireland, Galway; Maynooth University; University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Publication ethics

Authors submitting papers to an Academy journal should ensure that

  • they adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved
  • they contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work
  • authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work, and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication

ORCID Number

When submitting your paper, please include your ORCID number. If you do not have an ORCID number, or want to find out more about it, click here.

Open access

The Royal Irish Academy is committed to the dissemination of scholarship. To that end, it endorses the principles of open access, and is committed to work with and to assist authors and investigators make known their research findings in RIA publications.

The RIA aspires to pursue Green Access as a basic access model. We also participate in JSTOR’s register and read programme which allows individuals to read up to 78 articles a year without charge.

Authors can archive a post-print version of their paper, once the journal in which it appears is published.  We request that authors give the citation to the source and link to it. We can supply a DOI to make this linking easier.

Gold Access

There is no submission or publication fee for papers published in the Academy’s journals. However, Open Access brings with it a cost implication. To maximise access to original research, authors now have the option to make their papers freely available from the time of online publication, on payment of an open access charge (APC), which varies based on the size, content and complexity of the article. If an author wishes to take up this option, contact the Publications Office once a paper has been accepted for publication. For such papers, the final published version may be deposited in repositories immediately.

Funder mandates

The Royal Irish Academy will help authors  meet your funders’ mandates on access and licensing. Contact the Publications Office to discuss requirements once an article has been accepted.

Data Protection

When submitting to one of our journals you agree for the Royal Irish Academy Publications department to store and use your data. For more information on how your data is used see our Privacy and Data Protection policies, and the Publications Transparency Statement.

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