2.2 Responding to a Review

Once the review process has completed, you will be notified via email by the editor of their decision.

After receiving the email, login to your dashboard.

My submissions

Select the Review link next to your submission to view the decision.

View editor decision

From here, you can see the decision (revisions requested) and a link to the editor's notification.

Editor's decision email

Based on the information in the editor's message, you must now prepare your revisions.

Uploading the Revised File

By scrolling down the page, you will find a panel for Revisions.

Revisions panel

Use the Upload a File link to upload your revised manuscript.

Upload revised manuscript

Use the dropdown menu to choose that you are uploading a revision of an existing file.

Then upload the revised file and hit Continue.

Review details

Check the file details and hit Continue again.

Confirm uploaded manuscript

If you have any additional files to upload, do so now. Otherwise, hit Complete.

Your revised file is now visible in the Revisions panel.

New file visible in revisions panel

Inform the Editor

Your next step is to inform the editor that the revised file is now available. To do so, go to the Review Discussion panel.

Review discussion panel

From there, select the Add Discussion link.

Add discussion link

Use the Add User link to add the editor.

Add a subject line and a message.

Hit OK to send the message.

An email has now been sent to the editor and you (and the editor) can see the message in the Review Discussions panel.

Review discussion panel

At this point, the author needs to wait to hear back from the editor as to whether the revisions are acceptable.

Revisions Accepted

You will receive an email that your revisions have been accepted.

In addition, notifications will appear on your dashboard.

Review panel of your dashboard

The later notification is the current one. Click on it to open the message (which is the same as the email you would have also received).

Editor decision notification

Use the X in the upper right corner to close the window.

Further down your dashboard, you will also see a discussion reply from the editor.

Discussion reply from editor

Clicking the discussion title will open it up.

Opened discussion

Congratulations! You've been accepted and your submission file is moving on to the Copyright stage.

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