What information is visible to editors, reviewers, and the author?

Authors, reviewers and editors have access to different information about each manuscript.

When working on a manuscript, the color of the header bar will denote your current working role:

  • Blue for editors
  • Orange for reviewers
  • Green for authors

What do editors see?

Editors have access to all data about a manuscript that the author, other editors, or reviewers have submitted to the journal.

Editors see:

  • Author Details 
  • Abstract & Keywords
  • Manuscript
  • Previous versions of manuscript file
  • Supporting Files
  • All Reviewers
  • All Reviews
  • Expedited decision requests sent to their journal
  • Tags assigned by the editor
  • Editor notepad

Editors do not see:

  • Expedited decision requests sent to other journals
  • Publication offers made by other journals
Editor Manuscript View

What do reviewers see?

Reviewers only have access to the manuscript and, if they've been shared by the editor, supporting files. They cannot see other reviewers or their reviews and, in most cases, won't know the author of the manuscript.

Reviewers see:

  • Abstract & Keywords
  • Manuscript
  • Supporting Files (only the files allowed by the editor)
  • Their review

Reviewers do not see:

  • Author Details (Unless the journal is configured to be single-blind)
  • Previous versions of manuscript file
  • Other reviewers
  • Other reviews
  • Expedited decision requests
  • Tags assigned by the editor
  • Editor notepad

Reviewer Manuscript View

Reviewer Manuscript View

What do authors see?

Authors have access to all the information they've shared with journals, but will not see reviews of their manuscript.

Authors see:

  • Author Details
  • Abstract & Keywords
  • Manuscript
  • Previous versions of manuscript file
  • Supporting Files
  • Expedited decision requests

Authors do not see:

  • Reviewers
  • Reviews
  • Tags assigned by the editor
  • Editor notepad

Author Manuscript View
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