What do I do if I get a decision of R&R?

What is an R&R?

A revise & resubmit decision means that the editors are asking you to make changes to your manuscript — these suggestions are often laid out in the decision letter itself.

You’ll be notified of the journal's decision via the notifications bell, the editors also have the option of sending you an email to notify you about their decision, or you can go to "My Manuscripts", then "Manage submission" to determine its status.

Revise & Resubmit decision displayed via the notification bell

How do I submit my revised manuscript?

To submit your newly revised manuscript you can either click the prompt on the notification megaphone, navigate to My Manuscripts and click either option to "Submit Revised Manuscript", or go to My Manuscripts > then click "Manage Submission" on the manuscript that has been given the Revise and Resubmit decision. Once you're on your manuscript details page, click "Submit a revised manuscript".

Submitting a revised manuscript from the manuscript work area

Submitting a revised manuscript from the My Manuscripts page

What if I forget and try to submit my revised manuscript as a new submission entirely?

Not to worry! When your manuscript has a decision of R&R and you attempt to create a new submission to that same journal, you'll be reminded that you currently have a submission that is waiting for its revision.