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Upload Submission
Upload Submission

2. Upload Submission

Step two will ask your authors to submit any and all relevant materials, split by Artivcle Component. The defaults for these components are currently "Article Text" and "Other". New Components can be managed or added under the "Components" tab under "Workflow Settings", with instructional wiki page here. Authors will then review the materials they have submitted and be asked to confirm their submission before moving on to the next step. 

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Enter Metadata
Enter Metadata

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This section of the submimsion process asks for standard metada, and a Title and Abstract will are both be required. 

Next, the submitter will be asked to list all significant contributors to the work. This will usually include the primary author(s) of this work, and should only include other authors or possibly translators. The submitter should already b be registered as a user within the system, and will most likely be the primary contact. 

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The "Add Contributor" window starts by requiring basic information, such as a first and last name, contact email, country of residence, and other details. 

Finally, the submitting will choose the role of the contributor as either an author, translator, or both. The submitting author can also choose to make this new contributor the principal contact for editorial correspondence of this submission- there can onlybe one principal contact, and once this step is completed, this cannot be changed. 


Before finishing Step 3, the submitting author will be asked to submit the metadata your journal requires. You should have at least the Keywords and References fields enabled. You can establish the standards and requirements for Submission Matadata at the "Submission Metadata" section of the "Submissions" tab under Workflow Settings, with instructional wiki page here

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Confirmation and Next Steps
Confirmation and Next Steps

4. Confirmation

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The confirmation page will secure the author's submission, making the submitted materials unable to edit until the later stages of the submission process. From this screen, the author can choose to submit a new work, review the work they just submitted, or go to the author dashboard. 

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5. Next Steps

Here is the author's dashboard. They will be unable to edit any of the files they submitted, but they will be able to edit and add discussions that will be visible to their article's editor, reviewer, and the journal manager. From this dashboard, they can access the various materials, reviews, and edits of their works.

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