The submission portal is a Taylor & Francis-branded interface that facilitates journal selection and submission for authors submitting to our journals.
The portal puts the author experience first, with a number of new developments to make submitting to our journals easier than ever. Keep reading to discover the benefits for authors, from single sign-on to seamless transfer functionality.
Being able to submit to a number of journals from one centralised location is key to the author experience. The centralised dashboard within the Taylor & Francis submission portal allows authors to submit manuscripts, stay updated on their progress, and submit revisions all from one dashboard accessed with a single login. This dashboard displays any previous submissions made using the portal, and stores submissions which are made in future.
Single sign-on means users no longer need to have multiple accounts for online submission systems like ScholarOne Manuscripts and Editorial Manager. The portal also offers ORCID login, which allows authors to have some fields pre-populated during the submission process (where these are available on their ORCID profile). This reduces the burden on authors to enter this information manually on submission.
Using the portal, authors can now transfer submissions seamlessly between Taylor & Francis journals. If an article is eligible for a transfer, the author will receive an email highlighting one or more related journals which may be suitable. To take up that offer, the author selects the journal they would like to transfer to, before completing their submission to the new journal without re-entering all the same information about their paper. Any new questions would need to be answered, but all previous responses are pre-populated.
Confusion surrounding APCs is long gone with the introduction of our automated quotation tool. This tool intelligently selects the correct discounts for those submitting from eligible countries, without requiring a discount code. Additionally, if the author’s institution has a sales agreement that waives their APC, the tool will then offer the correct discount based on the information in an author’s account.
Although the submission portal brings changes to the author experience and submission process, the underlying peer review processes and systems remain the same.
Papers submitted via the submission portal are sent to the journal’s existing ScholarOne or Editorial Manager site, where the editors conduct peer review and make decisions exactly as before. Manuscript decisions and reviewer comments are automatically transferred back the author’s submission portal dashboard, where they can then submit any requested revisions.
If you have any questions about the submission portal, contact your Portfolio Manager at Taylor & Francis.