Author Guide

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Overview of being an author

Authors using Scholastica can submit articles to an ever-growing pool of scholarly journals. Browse journals and their submission guidelines, communicate with editors, submit articles, and receive reviews and decisions all on the web with Scholastica.

The first step is to sign up and create your account:

Steps to create your account:

  1. Go to and click "I need to sign up" if you haven't yet created an account. 
    1. If you already have a Scholastica account, you don't need to create a new one! You can simply log in, instead. If you cannot remember your password, click "Forgot Password".
  2. Fill out the entire form and click "signup" at the bottom when you're done
  3. Check the inbox of the email address you used to sign up for the the confirmation email
  4. Click the link in the email to confirm your account
  5. Congratulations! You can now sign into your new Scholastica account

After first signing in, you'll be taken to your Dashboard where you can submit a manuscript, create a journal account, and see the latest posts from the Scholastica community.

This guide offers concise instructions and detailed video walk-throughs for authors' most common uses of Scholastica.

1. Submit a manuscript

Submitting your manuscripts to journals on Scholastica is a quick and efficient process. To get started, click 'submit a manuscript' from the dashboard of your account.

To learn more about the submission form, please see Submitting a Manuscript


Add files

After you've submitted your manuscript, you can still add supplemental files like additional data, or your CV. Note: the Add File button is not available if you have submitted to a law review. You can send supplemental files to the editors of the law reviews to which you've submitted via Discussions. Read more: Attaching files to Discussions

Read more: What file types do you support?

  • From your Dashboard, click My Manuscripts.
  • Find the manuscript and click Manage Submission.
  • Click Add another File.
  • Enter a description, and click Add file to select the file.
  • Click the Save new file button.

Withdraw your manuscript

  • From your Dashboard, click My Manuscripts.
  • Find the manuscript and click Manage Submission.
  • Click the gear icon.
  • Click Withdraw manuscript and then click OK to confirm withdrawing the manuscript.
    • NOTE : Withdrawal is permanent and indicates to the journal in-question that you no longer wish for them to consider that article for publication

Withdraw a manuscript.

2. Message the journal

Before you've submitted

  • Journals can be contacted via email on their profile pages.
  • You can search or browse journals on the browse page.
  • Click "Contact" on the journal's profile page; an email message to the journal’s primary contact will be opened.

After you've submitted

After you've submitted your manuscript, you can start a discussion with the journal about it in the Author Work Area for the manuscript. Read How do discussions work? to learn how.

3. Decisions

Scholastica helps authors receive and act on decisions about their manuscripts quickly and easily. This section of the author guide describes where you'll find decisions and how to resubmit manuscripts that have been revised:

Receive the decision

  • You'll be notified of publication decisions via email and by an alert on your Dashboard.

  • To view a decision from your Dashboard, click My Manuscripts.
  • Find the manuscript and click Manage Submission.
  • Click Read Decision.

Revise and resubmit

  • If you have received a decision of "Revise & Resubmit", you will have the option to re-submit the manuscript.
  • Once you've made any requested changes to the manuscript, you can resubmit it via the Manuscript Details page as well as directly from your dashboard.

Notification of R&R on your Dashboard
  • To resubmit from your Dashboard, click the Submit Revised Manuscript button.
  • The manuscript will also be listed on the My Manuscripts page. Click My manuscripts and then find the manuscript. Click Manage Submission.

Revise and Resubmit on My Manuscripts page
  • Click Submit a Revised Manuscript.

  • Edit the manuscript details if necessary like the manuscript title, abstract, and keywords.
  • Upload the revised file by clicking Choose file and navigating to it on your computer. Once you’ve selected the file, click Upload file.
  • Click Continue to next step.
  • On the Confirm and Submit page, double-check the details you’ve entered. If you need to make any changes, click Go Back.
  • When everything looks correct, click Submit Manuscript.
  • You'll be brought back to your dashboard and sent a confirmation email.

4. Law reviews

Learn more about submitting to law reviews and managing your law submission in our law author guide: " Everything you need to know to manage your submission: A guide for law authors"

5. Billing

Scholastica offer simple, straightforward pricing for authors, and the ability for institutions to cover that cost automatically. This section of the author guide explains how to check if your institution sponsors your submissions and how to access receipts if you're paying for your own submissions:

Institutional sponsorship

  • Sponsorship allows your institution (e.g. university, department, company) to automatically cover your submission fees.
  • Check if you are sponsored by your institution by clicking My Account.


  • Receipts for submission fees (if you are not sponsored by your institution) will be automatically sent to your email.
  • To check them from your Dashboard, click My Manuscripts.
  • Find the manuscript for which you'd like to see the receipt and click Manage Submission.
  • In the Author Work Area, click View Receipt.

Receipts are emailed from Scholastica at