Authors can now upload 3D models!

Taylor & Francis Online can now display 3D models inline within the article full-text. This is achieved using functionality provided by Sketchfab.

Upon acceptance of your manuscript we will upload your 3D model(s) to the Taylor & Francis Sketchfab page.

Upon online publication of your manuscript your 3D models will be rendered within the full-text HTML version of your article using an iframe provided by Sketchfab. 3D Models will also be openly available to view and share on the Sketchfab website, however users will not be able to download your model source files.

Your 3D model will be published under the same copyright license as your manuscript.

Acceptable file formats:

  • We accept the following 3D file formats: .obj, .ply.
    If supplying your model in .obj format please combine your files into a compressed archive file (ZIP, RAR, 7z) making sure to include all the necessary files:

    • Your model file (.obj);
    • your texture files (.jpg, .png, .tif, etc.);
    • your material file (.mtl).
  • Please also supply a flat image still version of the 3D model which will be used for the printed (PDF) version of your article. The flat image should conform to our standard requirements for figures.
    • As per regular figures please provide a title and caption for your model which will be displayed online. You may include a maximum of three 3D models per manuscript.

The journal now accepts format-free submissions.

Authors may submit their paper in any scholarly format or layout. Manuscripts may be supplied as single or multiple files. These can be Word, rich text format (rtf), open document format (odt), or PDF files. Figures and tables can be placed within the text or submitted as separate documents. Figures should be of sufficient resolution to enable refereeing.

There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to evaluate a manuscript:

  • abstract,
  • author affiliation,
  • figures,
  • tables,
  • funder information,
  • and references.

Further details may be requested upon acceptance.

References can be in any style or format, so long as a consistent scholarly citation format is applied.

Author name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and page numbers are essential. All bibliographic entries must contain a corresponding in-text citation. The addition of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is recommended but not essential.

The journal reference style will be applied to the paper post-acceptance by Taylor & Francis.

Spelling can be US or UK English so long as usage is consistent.

Note that, regardless of the file format of the original submission, an editable version of the article must be supplied at the revision stage.

Full guidelines for authors (where both of these are detailed) can be found at

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