Do I have to pay a submission fee or publication fee?
No, most of our journals don’t have submission fee or publication fee. Though, there may be a charge for printing your figures in color. Read the instructions for authors page on Taylor & Francis Online for the journal you are submitting to for details on any fees you may need to pay.
Can I submit my conference paper to a journal?
Yes, conference papers that have been presented and published in conference proceedings can be submitted for consideration to any of our journals.
However, make clear to the journal editorial team that a version of the manuscript is already in the public domain and available through conference proceedings in your cover letter. Also find out the copyright status of the conference proceedings, should your paper be successful. You may need to seek permission to reproduce a version of the work.
What is an artwork in a journal paper?
This is a visual within your paper to improve the understanding of your research. Artwork can take many forms such as graphs, figures, tables, or photographs.
If you are using ScholarOne Manuscripts or Editorial Manager to submit your manuscript, you should upload your artwork as separate files, along with the main text and any supporting files. If the preferred submission method for the journal is email, you should provide the files via a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site such as DropBox or ZendTo, preferably compressed as a .zip file.
A graphical abstract is mandatory for some journals, and for others it may be optional or may not be accepted at all. Check the instructions for authors on your journal’s homepage on Taylor & Francis Online to make sure.
Can I submit my paper if I’ve already uploaded it to a preprint server?
Yes, if you do decide to upload your AOM to a non-commercial preprint server, you can subsequently submit the manuscript to a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal. We do not consider posting on a preprint server to be a duplicate publication and this will not jeopardize consideration for publication.
Submission portal FAQ
What is Submission Portal?
The Taylor & Francis Submission Portal is designed to offer the ultimate online submission experience, saving researchers time to focus on their research. A manuscript can be submitted in a matter of minutes, via a few simple screens.
How do I upload a paper to Taylor & Francis Submission Portal?
Check if the journal you are submitting to uses Submission Portal by visiting the journal homepage on Taylor & Francis Online
If the journal uses this system, use the link embedded in the instructions for authors page or click the ‘submit an article’ button on the journal homepage
Once logged in, the Submission Portal guides you through the submission questions that will help you upload your paper
The article transfer service helps researchers find the right home to publish their work. If their paper is rejected from a journal, authors are offered a range of high quality, relevant alternative journals to submit to. They won’t need to enter all the details into a new submission system, saving time so they can focus on their research.
How do I transfer journals?
The transfer process is meant for papers that editors considered to be unsuitable for the journal they were originally submitted to. If your article is eligible for a transfer, you’ll receive an email suggesting one or more related journals that may be suitable.
Should I accept a journal transfer offer or not?
This is completely your choice. You have the option to submit to one of the suggested journals for consideration or submit your article elsewhere. Make sure you take your time to assess all the suggested journals carefully.
No, your paper can only be considered by one journal at a time. It is considered unethical to practice duplicate submission. If you receive more than one transfer suggestion, make sure you select the one that’s most appropriate for your article.
Will I receive an immediate decision on my transferred article?
No, we can’t guarantee an immediate decision. This is because your paper will need to be thoroughly assessed by the new journal, which will add to the time it takes before you receive a decision. All articles transferred will be subject to peer review by the journal receiving the paper via the transfer service.
Can I revise my manuscript before transferring?
Yes, we recommend that you revise your manuscript, taking into account any reviewer comments you’ve already received. Before completing your transfer, please replace your manuscript file with the revised version.
We also recommend you upload a file detailing how you’ve responded to the reviewer comments from your original submission, as this will help the new editor assess how you’ve responded to the reviewer comments from your original submission.
Does the suggested journal have an Impact Factor and which indexes is it in?
There are a number of questions to consider before choosing which journal to submit your work to. Indexing and Impact Factors are important for some researchers, but you should also consider a journal’s aims, scope, and readership.
To find this information, please visit the journal’s web page by clicking ‘Find out more’ in the transfer email.
Will I have to pay to publish?
There’s no cost for using the transfer process. However, if the journal you’re transferring your article to is fully open access, publication may be subject to an article publishing charge (APC).
APCs vary by journal and can depend on the type of article you’ve written. You can check the standard APC using our open access cost finder.
Who can I contact if I have more questions about the Taylor & Francis transfer scheme?
If you have any further questions about the Taylor & Francis transfer scheme, please contact us.