How do I submit my paper?

You need to be a member to be able to submit a manuscript. After making sure that you have prepared your manuscript according to Guide for Author, please log on to the web site using your username and password. In your user home page click on “new submission” on the right side of the screen.

 

I have logged in but there is no “new submission” link in my user home, what should I do?

Click on your ID at the top right corner of the page then select “view profile”. In your profile, go to the "roles" tab and check the box next to your author role and click save. You can then go to submissions via the column on the left, and click on "new submission".

 

What happens after my paper is submitted?

When you submit a paper it is given an initial check by the Managing Editor to ensure that it conforms to the submission criteria, before being forwarded to the Editor who decides whether it is suitable for sending out for peer review. If a paper is selected for peer review, the Editor will either send the paper to suitable reviewers or assign an Associate Editor to act on their behalf. The Managing Editor will usually invite two or three reviewers to comment on the article and make a recommendation about its suitability for publication. Each reviewer is normally allowed 15 days to submit his or her report. When the reviewers’ comments have been received, the Editor will make a decision, taking into account their recommendations, and you will be notified of the decision by e-mail.

 

How much does publishing a paper cost?

There is no publishing charge in this journal. 

 

I have been asked to revise my manuscript, how long time do I have?

Authors are asked to submit their revised manuscripts within 15 days of receiving the revision request.

 

How do I submit a revised version of my article?

To submit a revised version of an article, you should log in with your username and password, in your submission page you will find a table containing information of your active submission(s). For uploading your revised version (author version) click on the status of your manuscript on the last column of the table. You may browse and upload your revised manuscript in the space provided for this purpose at the bottom of the page that opens.

 

I have uploaded my revised manuscript but the status of my submission has not changed, what should I do?

The status of your submission will not change after submitting the revised version. However, if you have uploaded the revised manuscript properly (please make sure you click upload after browsing the file), it will be sent to the reviewers. If there is a need for further revision, you will be notified by email.

 

What is the meaning of each notification e-mails Decision?

There are several decisions that authors may receive after submitting their paper to International Clinical Neuroscience Journal:

  • Reject without review: The Editor has rejected the paper without sending it for peer review.
  • Reject: The paper has been through the peer review process and the Editor has decided that it is not suitable for publication.
  • Revise and resubmit: The paper has been through the peer review process and the Editor has decided that it may be suitable for publication after substantial changes are made. The Editor and reviewers will usually suggest improvements that will make the paper suitable for publication.
  • Accept with minor amendments: The paper has been through the peer review process and the Editor has decided that it would be suitable for publication after some relatively minor changes.
  • Accept: The Editor has decided that the paper is suitable for publication in its current form.

 

When and how will I receive the proofs of my article?

an email providing the PDF of your typeset paper will be sent to you approximately 2/3 weeks after acceptance. This gives you the opportunity to approve the typesetting and mark any corrections on the online proof (but not introduce substantial amounts of new material). We ask authors to check their proof within 3 days.

 

How can I become a reviewer for this journal?

Please tick the box next to your reviewer role upon registration. If you are already registered and logged in, click on your ID at the top right corner of the page then select “view profile”. In your profile, go to the "roles" tab and check the box next to your reviewer role and save.