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Making Your Submission

You have selected the journal for your article, prepared your proposal or manuscript according to the Manuscript Guidelines and are now ready to submit your materials for consideration. If you are a returning author who is resubmitting your revised manuscript, you will follow the same process that you followed for your initial submission.

Before Posting Your Submission

To guarantee a smooth submission and review process, we encourage you to double-check that your materials conform to the guidelines outlined on the Preparing Your Materials page, including the file format requirements for your manuscript and figures. If you are resubmitting a revised manuscript and high-quality art files, revisit the Manuscript Guidelines to make sure you have addressed any formatting issues that were brought up during the initial review.

During the submission process, we ask that you suggest experts as possible reviewers of your manuscript and note in your submission if you would like a particular member of the Editorial Board to look at your manuscript. Reviewers should not be from the same institution as yours, your current collaborators or in other ways likely to benefit from the publication of your article. Have suggested reviewers and their contact information ready before you submit your materials. NOTE: Do not submit your manuscript directly to anyone that you are suggesting as a reviewer.

Where to Post Your Submission

We use Editorial Express (EE), an online submission and editorial tracking system, to manage manuscripts, reviews and author/reviewer communications throughout the submission, reviewing and resubmission process.

To post your proposal, manuscript and/or figures, go to and follow the onscreen instructions.

You will receive an automatic confirmation from EE once your materials are posted. Throughout the submission and review process, you will also receive emails from your editor via EE. Email can be sent to the editor through EE as well; though not required, this will ensure an easily retrievable correspondence record.

NOTE: An exception to this process is a special Leonardo or LMJ project in which inquiries and proposals should be directed to a special project coordinator, as indicated in the special project's call for papers listed on the Opportunities Hub.

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