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Using the Submission Portal to submit your paper

What is the Submission Portal

The Submission Portal is a new service from Taylor & Francis that allows you to submit journal articles quickly and easily using a clean and modern interface. The Submission Portal removes the need to have multiple system accounts. You will have one centralized author dashboard displaying all your past and present submissions.

You can check which system the journal you’re submitting your manuscript to uses on Taylor & Francis Online.

What you need to use the Submission Portal

To submit your manuscript, you will need the following files:

  • Your manuscript (including a title page with the names of all authors and co-authors*)
  • An anonymous main document file with abstract, keywords, main text and references 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, but please check the instructions for authors page of your chosen journal to make sure you use the right one.

Getting your documents right

If you are submitting to a journal that uses double-blind peer review, please note that you will need two documents. The first anonymous, and the second, a full version of your manuscript (including title page and acknowledgements). You must designate this second file as “not for review”.

Main document file with all author details

The main document that everyone needs to upload is 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.

Within this document, 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

*You will need to add all co-authors to the Submission Portal when you submit your manuscript. This will ensure they are included in our production system and are fully acknowledged in the published article.

Second main document file

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

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

Submitting figure or table files to the Submission Portal

If you are providing figures, images, and tables, you can either enter caption and link text before or after uploading. Once you’ve uploaded the files, you can use the thumbnail images to help you organize your files. You can also remove a file, or edit its metadata, by using the drop-down option in the Actions column.

And don’t forget if the journal uses double-blind peer review, figures and tables must be anonymized before you submit them too.

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

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

By 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 the Submission Portal login page. Here 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: The Submission Portal is a separate system that will require 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, you will then receive an email prompting you to change your password.

Once you’re logged in, you can create a new submission:

Submission Portal create a new submission

The Submission Portal will then guide 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, you can upload your manuscript files:

Submission Portal file upload

File requirements will be 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 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). Simply use the ‘Add Another Author’ button. You can designate authors as ‘corresponding author’ and elect so-called ‘First’ authors.

At this stage, you must also 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 then be presented with the Manuscript Services page where you will be shown the standard Article Publishing Charge (APC) for the open access journal. You will need to generate a quote and enter billing details when requested.

Authors who are eligible can request an APC discount or waiver on open access journals. To request an APC discount or waiver you will need to check that your country is one of those defined by the World Bank as being low-income or lower-middle-income as well as checking the journal you are submitting to is one of the full open access journals included in this scheme.

Please visit our guide on how to request an APC discount or waiver through the Submission Portal for more information.

APC quote page on Submission Portal

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to preview your submission and its associated metadata prior to submission. The preview pane will display all the information provided and will allow you to check which files have been uploaded.

Submission Portal preview

After previewing your files and making sure everything is uploaded and correct, you can 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.

Continuing a submission

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

Submission Portal resume submission

Submitting a revision

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

Submission Portal submit revision

Your revision will either appear in the Editors’ email inbox or will continue the peer review process through the journal’s peer review system.