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Using Submission Portal to submit your paper

A step-by-step guide

A growing number of Taylor & Francis journals are now using Submission Portal to manage submissions. Submission Portal removes the need to have multiple system accounts, instead providing one centralized author dashboard displaying all your past and present submissions.

Before you begin, check if the journal you are submitting to uses Submission Portal by visiting the journal homepage on Taylor & Francis Online. If not, take a look at our guides to submitting your manuscript using ScholarOne Manuscripts or Editorial Manager.

If you are an editor, you can find information on how Submission Portal can benefit your authors here.

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-blind peer review
  • Figure files
  • Table files
  • 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 your chosen journal on Taylor & Francis Online before you use them to make sure they are accepted.

If you are submitting to a journal that uses double-blind peer review, you must 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 on for information on the files that you will need to complete your submission, and a simple step-by-step guide to using the system.

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-blind peer review.

Please include:

  • Article title
  • Journal name
  • The full name and details of the corresponding author
  • The full names and details of all co-authors of the paper*
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main text
  • Indication of figures and tables
  • References
  • Appendices
Add all co-authors to Submission Portal when you submit your manuscript. This ensures they are included in our production system and fully acknowledged in the published article.

Second main document file – without author details

When submitting to a journal that uses double-blind peer preview, you need a second manuscript file. This should not include any author details, but should include:

  • Article title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main text
  • Indication of figures and tables
  • References
  • Appendices

Copy and paste your abstract from your main file into the abstract text box during the submission process to Submission Portal.

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 the 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-blind peer review, figures and tables must be anonymized before you submit them.

How to submit your manuscript to Submission Portal: a step-by-step guide

Follow the steps below to complete your manuscript submission:

  1. Submitting your manuscript
  2. Continuing a submission
  3. Submitting a revision

1. Submitting your manuscript

Once you’ve found the journal you would like to submit to, you can access Submission Portal in one of two ways:

Using the link embedded in the instructions for authors page:

Submission Portal how to login

Or via the ‘submit an article’ button, on the journal homepage:

Submission Portal how to login

Either route will navigate you to Submission Portal login page. You have three different ways to login or the option to sign up if you don’t already have an account:

Submission Portal login or sign up

Please note: Your email address and password are not the same as your Taylor and Francis Online log in details: Submission Portal is a separate system that requires you to create an account if you do not have one already. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset this by clicking on the ‘Forgot password’ link to receive an email prompting you to change your password.

How do I create a new Submission Portal account?

  1. Click the ‘sign up’ link in the login menu
  2. Fill in your details
  3. You’ll need to verify your email to complete set up. Check your inbox for the email address you used to register. You’ll receive an email from ‘[email protected]’. Check your junk or spam folder if you have not received this within a few minutes.
  4. Click the ‘verify’ link in the email to verify your account and complete your account set up.

Once logged in, you can create a new submission:

Submission Portal create a new submission

Submission Portal guides you through the submission questions.

The first page prompts you to give the manuscript title, abstract (with specified word count) and special issue information:

 

Submission Portal manuscript details

On this same page, upload your manuscript files:

Submission Portal file upload

File requirements are stated in the journal’s instructions for authors on the journal’s Taylor & Francis Online page. If the journal uses double-blind peer review, make sure your manuscript does not contain any identifying information in the PDF proof. If your submission is not anonymized, the journal may return it to you and request you remove any identifying information before the manuscript can be reviewed.

The second page allows you to enter keywords for your article that are in accordance with the journal’s instructions for authors (e.g. minimum of 3 keywords, maximum of 6):

Submission Portal keywords

The third page is where you add additional authors (other than the submitting author). Use the ‘Add Another Author’ button. Designate authors as ‘corresponding author’ and elect so-called ‘First’ authors.

At this stage, you must confirm that your research meets the legal and ethical guidelines of the country in which the research was performed:

Submission Portal author details

If the journal you are submitting to is open access, you will see the Manuscript Services page with the standard Article Publishing Charge (APC) for the open access journal. Please generate a quote and enter billing details when requested.

We offer discounts and waivers on APCs to support researchers from emerging nations. Find out if you’re eligible for an APC discount or waiver and how to request one.

APC quote page on Submission Portal

Finally, you can preview your submission and its associated metadata prior to submission. The preview pane displays all the information and allows you to check which files have been uploaded.

Submission Portal preview

After previewing your files and making sure everything is uploaded and correct, click ‘Submit’. Depending on the journal you are submitting to, this either triggers an automated email that delivers the submission to the journal mailbox or enters your paper onto the journal’s peer review system.

2. Continuing a submission

If you want to return to a submission before submitting it, click the ‘Resume’ button next to your manuscript in Submission Portal as shown below:

Submission Portal resume submission

3. Submitting a revision

To submit a revision after you have submitted your article, select the ‘Revise’ button as shown below:

Submission Portal submit revision

Your revision either appears in the Editors’ email inbox or continues the peer review process through the journal’s peer review system.

 

For more help with making your submission, read our top five tips for using online submissions systems.

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