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, please 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 ScholarOne.
Main document file – with all author details
Label as “file not for review” if you are submitting to a journal which uses double-anonymous peer review. Please include:
You must add all co-authors to ScholarOne Manuscripts when you submit your manuscript. This makes sure that they are included in our production system and fully acknowledged in the published article.
Main document file – with author details removed
Without author details if submitting to a journal that uses double-anonymous peer review. Please include:
You can copy and paste your abstract from your main file into the abstract text box during the submission process in ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Submitting figure or table files
You can enter caption and link text before and after uploading any figures, images, and tables. Once uploaded, you can recognize and order your files using the thumbnail images. To remove a file, or edit its metadata, use the dropdown option in the Actions column.
Don’t forget, if the journal uses double-anonymous peer review, figures and tables must be anonymized before you submit them.