Revisions may be
requested from time to time. You will receive an email with instructions on how
to proceed to create and upload your revised submission on the journal website.
When you prepare a revised version of your manuscript it is essential that you follow the instructions given in the editor’s letter and the reviewer’s comments (when provided) very carefully.
Authors must stay within the following time limits:
1. Revisions received more than three months after being requested may be sent for another review cycle, at the editor’s discretion.
2. Revisions received more than six months after being requested may be withdrawn from consideration.
Prepare the revised manuscript
The Editor-in-Chief will assess your resubmission based on the reviewer’s suggested comments, and may send the manuscript for another cycle of peer review.
When starting the resubmission process ensure that you have the following documentation prepared for uploading:
1. The feedback summary to the Editor-in-Chief:
Provide a detailed account of how you responded to the editorial and peer review comments and any other guidance you may have received. Where suggestions have not been followed, you must explain and justify your decision. This should include specific references to sections, pages and paragraph numbers where alterations were made in the text.
2. Annotated version of the revisions made on the original manuscript:
The annotated copy should have highlights of the changes (either by using the track changes function in Microsoft Word or by highlighting or underlining text) with notes in the text referring to the editor or reviewer’s query. For example, highlighted text [R2.2] would be the second comment from reviewer 2, and highlighted text [E1.4] would be the fourth comment from the editor. When you upload your annotated version, make sure that the changes are clearly visible on the Word (.doc) file prior to resubmission. If references, tables or figures are moved, added or deleted during the revision process, renumber them to reflect such changes so that they continue to be cited in numerical order. Images need only be uploaded if changes have been made to them since the previous version.