Step by Step Submission

Click “New Submission”

Step 1: Starting the submission

  • Fields with an asterisk in journal section is mandatory.
  • Select a Journal Section that best fits with your submission.
  • Next, the author must check each of the items from the submission checklist.
  • The author can add any comments, which will be visible to the editor.

Move to the next step by hitting the Save and Continue button.

Step 2: Uploading the submission

  • On this page, click Choose File which opens a Choose File window for locating the file on the hard drive of your computer.
  • Click Upload on this page, which uploads the file from the computer to the journal's web site and renames it following the journal's conventions.
  • Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and continue.

Step 3: Entering the Submission's Metadata

  • Fill personal information of author(s). If there are multiple authors for the submission, their information can be added using the Add Author button.
  • Enter the Submission title and abstract, keywords, supporting Agencies (if any), and references.

Hit the Save and Continue button to move on to Step 4.

Step 4: Uploading Supplementary Files

  • Upload Cover Letter, ethical clearance, and figures and tables.
  • On this page, click Choose File which opens a Choose File window for locating the file on the hard drive of your computer.
  • You must now enter a title for the supplementary file, and optionally, any additional descriptive information.

Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and Continue.

Step 5: Confirming the Submission

Submission, fast-track review, or publication fees, your required payment will also be detailed here. If you require a fee waiver to be considered, check that box and an provide an explanation (required).

Click Finish Submission to submit your manuscript. You will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view your submission's progress through the review and editorial process by returning to the Active Submissions section of your Author page.

Submission complete.