Preparing your files
To submit your manuscript, you need the following files:
Your manuscript (including a title page with the names of all authors and co-authors).
A main document file with abstract, keywords, main text and references, which should be kept anonymous if the journal you are submitting to uses double-anonymous peer review.
Any extra files such as supplemental material or biographical notes.
Word templates are available for many of our journals. Please check the instructions for authors page of the journal before you use them.
If you are submitting to a journal that uses double-anonymous peer review, save a full version of your manuscript (including title page and acknowledgements) as you would like it to appear when published and designate it as “not for review”. Read our additional guidance on preparing your manuscript for double-anonymous peer review.
Read on for examples of the files, an overview of their requirements, and then a simple step-by-step guide to making your manuscript submission in Editorial Manager.
Main document file – with all author details
A full version of your manuscript as you would like it to appear when published. You must label this file as “not for review” if you are submitting to a journal which uses double-anonymous peer review.
Within this document, please include:
Add all co-authors to Editorial Manager when you submit your manuscript. This makes sure they are included in our production system and fully acknowledged in the published article.
Second main document file – with author details removed
When submitting to a journal that uses double-anonymous peer review, you need a second manuscript file. This should not include any author details, but should include:
You can copy and paste your abstract from your main file into the abstract text box during the submission process in Editorial Manager.
Figure or table files
You can enter caption and link text before or after uploading any figures, images, and tables. Once uploaded, you can organize your files, using the thumbnail images to help. To remove a file, or edit its metadata, use the drop-down option in the Actions column.
Don’t forget, if the journal uses double-anonymous peer review, you must anonymize your figures and tables before you submit them.