Responding to a Review

  • Once the review process has completed, you will be notified via email by the editor of their decision.
  • After receiving the email, login to your dashboard.
  • Select the Review link next to your submission to view the decision.

  • From here, you can see the decision (revisions requested) and a link to the editor’s notification.
  • Based on the information in the editor’s message, you must now prepare your revisions.

Uploading the Revised File

  • By scrolling down the page, you will find a panel for Revisions.

  • Use the Upload a File link to upload your revised manuscript.

  • Use the dropdown menu to choose that you are uploading a revision of an existing file.
  • Then upload the revised file and hit Continue.
  • Check the file details and hit Continue
  • If you have any additional files to upload, do so now. Otherwise, hit Complete.
  • Your revised file is now visible in the Revisions panel.

Inform the Editor

  • Your next step is to inform the editor that the revised file is now available. To do so, go to the Review Discussion panel.

  • From there, select the Add Discussion
  • Use the Add User link to add the editor

  • Add a subject line and a message.
  • Hit OK to send the message.
  • An email has now been sent to the editor and you (and the editor) can see the message in the Review Discussions panel.
  • At this point, the author needs to wait to hear back from the editor as to whether the revisions are acceptable.

Revisions Accepted

  • You will receive an email that your revisions have been accepted.
  • In addition, notifications will appear on your dashboard.
  • The later notification is the current one. Click on it to open the message (which is the same as the email you would have also received).
  • Use the X in the upper right corner to close the window.
  • Further down your dashboard, you will also see a discussion reply from the editor.
  • Clicking the discussion title will open it up.
  • Congratulations! You’ve been accepted and your submission file is moving on to the Copyediting stage.