This is a walk-through of the review, copyediting, and production process for an author.
After completing their initial submission, authors will be able to view their "Submission" dashboard. From this dashboard, they can access the various materials, reviews, and edits related to their work. Authors will not be able to see editorial options like “Send to Review”, “Accept and Skip Review”, and “Decline Submission”. They will also not be able to view the “Participants” panel.
2. Review Tab
Once the review process has completed, the author will be notified via email by the editor of their decision. After receiving the email, the author can login to view the decision. On the “Submissions” page, the author will be able to see a notification that “Revisions have been requested.” Clicking on the article title will automatically take the author to the "Review" tab on their dashboard.
When a reviewer has been assigned and a review has been submitted, the author will receive a status update in the "Review" tab.
If the editor then requests revisions, the author will in most cases receive a second status update, a notification of the editor's decision, and attachments from the reviewer.
Authors can then view editor decisions and any reviewer attachments. They will also be able to upload their revisions and add discussion messages.
"Notifications" are important messages about the status of the author's submission. To view a notification, click on the linked title.
b. Uploading Revisions and Viewing Attachments
Authors can upload their revisions by clicking "Upload File" on the right side of the "Revisions" panel.
In most cases, authors will be uploading a revised version of their article text.
Authors can view any attachments provided by the reviewer or any revision they have uploaded by clicking on the title links.
c. Review Discussions
Authors can communicate with the journal editor by using the discussion panel. To view a discussion topic, click on title link under "Name".
To add a new discussion topic, click "Add discussion" on the right side of the "Review Discussions" panel.
3. Copyediting Tab
After the author's files have been copy edited, the author will receive an email indicating that files are available. The author will then need to login to the journal to review the edited files.
In the "Copyediting" tab on the dashboard, the author will be able to view discussion messages and any files uploaded by the copy editor.
Authors can communicate with the journal editor by using the discussion panel. To view a discussion topic, click on title link under "Name" in the "Copyediting Discussions" panel. To view any copy edited files, click on the title link in the "Copyedited" panel.
4. Production Tab
When the submission has reached the production stage, the author will receive an email notifying them that their submission has been sent to production. The author will then able to exchange discussion messages under the "Production" tab and to view galleys under the "Publication" tab. To view a discussion topic, click on blue title link under "Name" in the "Production Discussions" panel.