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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. As an author, you can browse journals and their submission guidelines, communicate with editors, submit articles, and receive reviews and decisions all on the web with Scholastica.

Below are the most common actions that you can take as an author in your account. Click on a topic below to jump to the section.


Sign up and create an account

Steps to create your account:

  1. Go to https://app.scholasticahq.com/users/sign_up
    • Note: 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 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.

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Update Account Information

You can choose whatever email address you prefer you when you first create your Scholastica account. Since over time you may change institutions, you may want to choose a different email address to manage your Scholastica account. Below, we show you how to update your account information, including your email address.

To update your email address or password

  • Log into your Scholastica account (go directly to login page)
  • Click on your name at the top right of the page
  • Click My Account

  1. Enter your new email address in the top text field
  2. *optional - Enter a new password in the middle text field (you do not need to update the password in order to update the email and visa versa)
  3. Enter your current password to confirm the changes
  4. Go to your email inbox (of your new email address) to locate the confirmation email to confirm your new email address

Note : If updating your email address, you will need to confirm the email through your inbox before the update is completed. Once confirmed, you should be able to login to your account.

To update personal information

Over time, you may need to edit details like your name, school affiliation, profile picture, etc. To do so, follow the steps below

  • Log into your Scholastica account (go directly to login page)
  • Click on your name at the top right of the page
  • Click My Profile

  1. Click Edit Profile
  2. Update any of the text fields that you need to
  3. Save your changes by scrolling to the bottom of the page an clicking Update Profile

Please note : This personal profile page is visible to Scholastica users.


Fees and Pricing

In Scholastica, author accounts are free to create and maintain and there are no annual fees associated with your account. Each journal that uses Scholastica for their peer review management, determines the cost to submit to their journal. Please check the journal's 'For Authors' page for details around a journal's fees. If you cannot find information about the cost of submission, please email the journal directly to learn more. 

To contact the journal prior to submission, please see Messaging a journal


How to 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.

For detailed instructions on how to complete the submission form, please see Submitting a Manuscript


How to Find a Receipt

  • 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

For additional information about finding a receipt see Where can I find the receipt for my submission fee?


How to Update a Submission

Once a manuscript is submitted, authors / editors do not have the ability to update the submission details (such as the abstract, keywords, etc.). If you need to make an update to the manuscript file, the best way to provide editors with an updated version of your manuscript is to send it to them via the Discussions feature on Scholastica (for more see How do discussions work?).

Add files

After you've submitted your manuscript, you cannot replace your files, however, 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: Messaging law journals


Related article : 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.


Messaging a 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 by email 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.


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:

Find 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
  • You should see an orange box with a message on how to begin the submission

Alternatively

  • Click Manage Submission
  • Click Submit a Revised Manuscript

Complete the Submission

Once you begin the re-submission process, you'll notice that we automatically fill in the previous details that you supplied during your original submission. Please note :  you will have the opportunity to edit every detail on the submission form prior to submitting. To learn more about completing the submission form, please see Submitting a Manuscript

Once the submission is complete, you will receive a confirmation email in your inbox.