FAQs

 

How do I update my profile?

You can update/change your profile as needed. This may be particularly necessary in the following situations:

  • new email address
  • new affiliations or address
  • update Bio statement to reflect new positions
  • upload a profile picture (maximum dimension 150 px)
  • adding/deleting associated roles (author, reader, and/or reviewer)

To update your profile:

  1. Log in.
  2. Click on the link "PROFILE" at the top of the page (where the "LOG IN" link was).
  3. Update the various fields, as needed.
  4. Click on Save when finished.

 

How do I change my password?

It is also recommended that you change your password at regular intervals (this is a general recommendation and applies to online accounts of any kind).

To change your password:

  1. Log in.
  2. Navigate to the User Home* page; this is usually the first page you will see when you log in, but if not you can access it at any time by clicking on "User Home" in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
  3. Click on the link "Change My Password" in the list under "My Account".
  4. You will be asked to enter you current password and then your new password.
  5. Once saved, you will only need your new password for logging in.

*The User Home link in the navigation bar is only visible once you have logged in. If you have not yet logged in, it will read "Log In" instead.

 

Where can I find English language editing services?

If you are not a native speaker, your manuscript should be revised using a professional manuscript editing company before submission. You may also need to employ such a service to revise any corrections or changes made during the review process.

You can find such services online by using the search terms “scientific editing service” or “manuscript editing service”. Examples of such services are listed here:

NOTE: All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

 

How do I update the metadata for my submission?

It is important that your submission metadata are correct. This metadata is used to display your article on the home page and in the volume contents pages, and is also used in the About the Authors section of your online article, where both the affiliations and bio statements will be visible.

Please be sure that the following items have all been entered correctly for all authors on the manuscript:

  • author names (first name, initials, family name)
  • current email address
  • affiliations
  • bio statements (optional)

To update the submission metadata:

  1. Log in.
  2. Navigate to the User Home* page; this is usually the first page you will see when you log in, but if not you can access it at any time by clicking on "User Home" in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
  3. Click on the link "Author" in the list under the journal title.
  4. Click on the title of the submission. 
  5. Click on the “SUMMARY” tab, located under the journal logo.
  6. Click on the link “EDIT METADATA”.
  7. Update the metadata as needed** and click “Save Metadata” when finished.

* The User Home link in the navigation bar is only visible once you have logged in. If you have not yet logged in, it will read "Log In" instead.

** Enter the authors’ names as they should appear on a published paper, and be sure to include their current email address. 

 

How much is the publication fee? Can I apply for a waiver?

  • Publication fee information - please see here.
  • Waiver policy - please see here.