Author creates a user account and makes a manuscript submission
This tutorial will take you through the process of creating a new account and submitting a manuscript.
If the author has not submitted a manuscript or reviewed for the journal, then a new account must be created to continue. Existing users can simply sign in.
The program will check the email address of a new user to ensure duplicate accounts are not created.
A user can also sign up using their ORCID account.
Personal and affiliation details
A password is chosen and the personal and affiliation details of the new user are added in the form provided.
When all the required information is entered, the account details can be saved.
The author role is automatically created for new users.
Let's click on the role and start manuscript submission.
Let's click and start manuscript submission.
An author follows the steps provided. All required information must be added before submission can be completed. The submission process can vary from journal to journal depending on what information is required.
Journal submission guidelines
The journal's submission guidelines are always presented in the first step. This helps authors understand the way the submission must be presented.
The checkbox is ticked at the bottom of the page to confirm that the author has read and complied with the guidelines.
Co-authors are added one-by-one by entering their email address. In this way, co-authors with existing accounts can be identified.
If not found the author is prompted to add the name and affiliation of the co-author.
Save co-author details
The details are then added to the submission and the co-author will be able to follow the manuscript during review.
Save author list
When all authors have been added, the checkbox is ticked ready to move onto the next step.
Journal specific details
The manuscript 'meta' details are now added to the details page.
Continue to next step
Keywords are entered in this step that also help a journal match experts to the manuscript for review.
Manuscript files, figures, tables and any submission/copyright forms are now uploaded
All files are uploaded
When all files are uploaded, continue to the next section.