Manuals

Pre-Review Process - DS/CN Specific

Time to completion

Maximum 7 days from acknowledgement of receipt.

Responsibility

Managing editor and Editorial Team

Action required by Managing Editor

Review article to check that it is broadly appropriate for the journal and mechanically ready for review.

This involves:

  1. Reviewing the abstract (if any) and contents for broad relevance to the journal’s subject area...Read More »

Email Templates

Acknowledgement of Submitted Article

Dear Professor [Name],

Thank you for your submission to [Journal Title]. I am the managing editor and will be shepherding your article through the review process.

In the course of the next two to four weeks, I and the editors will review your submission to ensure it is ready...Read More »


Copy-editing

Time to completion

Two to  six weeks after a positive publication decision.

Responsibility

Managing editor with the assistance of the Academic editors

Action required

  1. Suggest improvements for purposes of style and clarity
  2. Ensure submission conforms to journal style in every detail.

Background and further details

Copy-editing happens after an article has been accepted finally by...Read More »


Publication Decision

Time to completion

Next editorial meeting after completion of review process.

Responsibility

Academic editors

Action required

  1. Deciding whether or not submission is to be accepted, rejected, provisionally accepted pending revision, or invited to resubmit after significant revision
  2. Deciding on what revisions (if any will be required)
  3. Deciding on comments to be sent to author.

Background...Read More »

Review Process

Time to completion

Six to eight weeks after positive review decision.

Responsibility

Managing editor with the assistance of the Academic editors

Action required

  1. Ask for nomination of Academic editorial team member to oversee article’s review
  2. Ask for a list of 4 potential reviewers (to be supplemented as required) from this nominee
  3. Prepare article for...Read More »

Review decision

Time to completion

Next editorial meeting after the pre-review recommendation.

Responsibility

Academic editor/Editorial team

Action required

  1. Decide whether article is ready for review
  2. (If yes) Assign a member of the Academic editorial team to oversee the article’s progress through the review process
  3. Provide an initial list of potential referees.

Background and further details

On the basis...Read More »


Pre-review process

Time to completion

Maximum 7 days from acknowledgement of receipt.

Responsibility

Managing editor

Action required

Review article to check that it is broadly appropriate for the journal and mechanically ready for review.

This involves:

  1. Reviewing the abstract (if any) and contents for broad relevance to the journal’s subject area and approach
  2. Reviewing the article as...Read More »

Receipt Process

Time to completion

Maximum 7 days from submission.

Responsibility

Managing editor

Action required

Email to author (cc’d to editor in chief)

  • Thanking author for submission
  • Introducing yourself as the journal’s managing editor (and your term of office)
  • Outlining the review process and broad timelines

{{Link to sample email}}

Background and further details

Each Journal in the incubator has a...Read More »


The incubator workflow

This is an outline (seen from the point of view of the scientific editor of a journal) of our standard workflow.

Our standard workflow. Each journal in the incubator adapts the workflow to match their specific needs and existing processes. Sections in red are...Read More »


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