How do I check the status of the papers that I am handling without going to the journal coordinator?
You have access to the status of your assigned papers at any time through your Editor Dashboard in ScholarOne Manuscripts. Click on the manuscript list title to view a full listing of manuscripts in each status, or click on the number next to the list to jump directly to the first manuscript in the list.
How do I gain access to my assigned papers while I am traveling?
You may request emailed copies of your assigned papers from the journal coordinator if you have problems accessing them through ScholarOne Manuscripts. However, please be aware that all actions and recommendations must be made through the system in order to maintain accurate records & in order to move the review process along.
How many reviews should be submitted before I can make a decision?
Our policy requires a paper to have at least three submitted reviews before the Editor can make a decision.
What do I do if I have a conflict of interest with the author of a particular paper that has been assigned to me?
Please contact the Editor-in-Chief via email to request that the paper be reassigned to another Editor. Indicate that it is due to a conflict of interest.
An author of a paper I handled has decided to appeal my decision. What do I do?
Please contact the Editor-in-Chief and journal coordinator via email, forwarding a copy of the author's email appealing the decision. The Editor-in-Chief will review the appeal and then provide instructions on how he/she would like to proceed.