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: Reviewing the abstract (if any) and contents for broad relevance to the journal’s subject area and […]

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 Suggest improvements for purposes of style and clarity Ensure submission conforms to journal style in every detail. Background and further details Copy-editing happens after an article has been accepted finally by […]

Publication Decision

Time to completion Next editorial meeting after completion of review process. Responsibility Academic editors Action required Deciding whether or not submission is to be accepted, rejected, provisionally accepted pending revision, or invited to resubmit after significant revision Deciding on what revisions (if any will be required) Deciding on comments to be sent to author. Background […]

Publication Decision

Time to completion Next editorial meeting after completion of review process. Responsibility Academic editors Action required Deciding whether or not submission is to be accepted, rejected, provisionally accepted pending revision, or invited to resubmit after significant revision Deciding on what revisions (if any will be required) Deciding on comments to be sent to author. Background [...]

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 Ask for nomination of Academic editorial team member to oversee article’s review Ask for a list of 4 potential reviewers (to be supplemented as required) from this nominee Prepare article for review […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Review decision

Time to completion Next editorial meeting after the pre-review recommendation. Responsibility Academic editor/Editorial team Action required Decide whether article is ready for review (If yes) Assign a member of the Academic editorial team to oversee the article’s progress through the review process Provide an initial list of potential referees. Background and further details On the [...]

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: Reviewing the abstract (if any) and contents for broad relevance to the journal’s subject area and approach Reviewing the article as [...]

The incubator workflow

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

The incubator workflow

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

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Using Oxygen and Subversion client

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