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Manuscript Submission

Wiley publishes journals across a wide range of subject disciplines. If you would like to find out more about the content of Wiley journals, in order to decide where to submit your paper, please use our Find a Journal Service. You can then visit the journal home page to review a journals Aims & Scope or sign up to receive regular tables of contents alerts. 

Many journals now offer manuscript submission via ScholarOneTM Manuscripts, formerly known as Manuscript Central. Please review the Author Guidelines' for a specific journal to learn about its submission requirements and determine if the journal accepts manuscripts via ScholarOne Manuscripts and to read specific guidelines. Use the Author Guidelines by Journal link from the section at right to view guidelines for your chosen journals.

Submitting Manuscripts via ScholarOne Manuscripts

To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below. 

Authors: Please note that ScholarOne Manuscripts is a separate application. You will need a ScholarOne account for each journal to which you want to submit a paper.

Getting Started 

  1. Launch your web browser and go to the journal's ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage (Use the Author Guidelines by Journal link from the section at right. The Guidelines provides a link to the specific journal submission website.) 
  2. Log-in or click the Create Account option if you are a first-time user of ScholarOne Manuscripts. 
  3. If you are creating a new account: 
    1. After clicking on Create Account enter your name and e-mail information and click Next. Your e-mail information is very important. 
    2. Enter your institution and address information as prompted then click Next. 
    3. Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID) and then select your area of expertise. Click Finish when done. 
    4. If you have an account but have forgotten your log in details, go to Password Help on the journals ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage and enter your email address. The system will send you an email containing instructions on how to reset your password.
  4. Log-in and select Author Center.

Submitting Your Manuscript 

  1. After you have logged in and clicked on "Author Centre", click the Submit a Manuscript link. 
  2. Enter data and answer questions as prompted 
  3. Click on the Next button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. 
  4. You are required to upload your files: 
    1. Click on the Browse button and locate the file on your computer.
    2. Select the designation of each file in the drop-down next to the Browse button.
    3. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the Upload button. 
      a. NOTE: you have a limit of 100MB combined for all files you upload
    4. Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to the Editors. Click the Submit button when you are done reviewing.   

You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the Submit button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. You can also log-on to ScholarOne Manuscripts any time to check the status of your manuscript. The Journal will notify you by e-mail once a decision has been made. 

Getting Help With Your Submission 

If you require technical assistance with ScholarOne Manuscripts, you will find details of how to contact ScholarOne Support directly by clicking the GET HELP NOW link that appears at the top of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. Alternatively, please contact the Editorial Office by telephone or by e-mail. Contact details are available at the journal home page (using the Author Guidelines by Journal link at the right).

Preparing Manuscripts for Submission

Permission & Copyright Assignment

The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining written permission to republish or reproduce all previously published and copyrighted material—in print and other media—from the publisher of the original source. The corresponding author is also responsible for completing and returning to the editorial office or the publisher the journal-specific copyright transfer form, and any financial disclosure forms that might be required for a particular journal. Permission Request Forms and Copyright Transfer Forms are found on each journal’s website and are also available from the journal’s editorial office.

For more information about copyright, please see our FAQ at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For more information regarding what types of material require permission, authors should refer to the list of frequently asked questions on the Wiley Permissions website.

Text

For initial submissions, please review the Author Guidelines' page of the specific journal homepage using the link at the right. 

  • For journals not using an Electronic Editorial Office system (e.g. ScholarOne Manuscripts), the final hard copy version and the file on disk must be the same
  • Include all parts of the text of the paper in a single file. The ideal sequence is: 
    • Header (title, short title, authors, addresses, correspondence details including e-mail address, abstract, keywords, etc.)
    • Body of article
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
    • Figure legends
    • Table legends and tables
    • Appendices  
  • Take care not to use l (ell) for 1 (one), O (capital o) for 0 (zero) or ß (German esszett) for ß (beta) 
  • Use a tab, not spaces, to separate data points in tables If you use a table editor, do not use carriage returns within cells  

Unless specified otherwise in the journal instructions, the text should be sent in an MS Word-compatible format (not as a PDF).

Figures

Where possible, digital versions of your figures should also be sent, with each figure saved as a separate file in TIFF or EPS format. See our Electronic Artwork guidelines for full details.

Supporting Information (formerly known as Supplementary Material)

Wiley-Blackwell is able to host online approved supporting information that authors submit with their paper. Supporting information must be important, ancillary information that is relevant to the parent article but which does not or cannot appear in the printed edition of the journal. Authors should consult the individual journal's author guidelines to see whether supporting information is accepted. For more information please see: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp

References

It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that their references are complete and have been properly prepared. Authors can refer to recent papers published in a journal for specifics of citation style for different types of communications. Wiley journal citation formats are contained within Endnote and Reference Manager, and can be downloaded here.

Saving your files

For those journals not yet using ScholarOne Manuscripts, we can accept the following:

  • E-mail
  • CD-ROMs

For some journals, files may be submitted by ftp; full details will be provided upon acceptance of your manuscript.

View information about how to obtain offprints  of your published article. 

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Guidelines by Journal

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, view the author guidelines for each journal by selecting the journal title below (the guidelines will appear in a new browser window):