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Submitting your manuscript online

Thank you for considering Glycobiology for publication of your work. Glycobiology provides high-quality print and online publication as well as Glycobiology Advance Access, a mechanism for rapid public release of your accepted manuscript prior to copyediting and adhead of its appearance in the print or online editions of the journal. Efficient publication and rapid release of your manuscript through Glycobiology Advance Access require that you follow the step-by-step instructions below.


  1. Follow the journal's instructions to authors regarding the format of your text and references.
  2. Prepare your manuscript using a word-processing program and save it as a .doc or .rtf file. [Note: If you use Microsoft Word 2007 , you must use the "Save As" option to save your document as an older (.doc) file type or as a rich text file (.rtf).]
  3. Prepare your figures at final publication quality, using applications capable of generating high-resolution files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for color and halftone images). For EPS submissions, please use only the following fonts: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Symbol.
  4. Prepare other files to be reviewed, including any supplementary material. When naming your files, please use simple file names and avoid special characters and spaces. Macintosh users must type the appropriate three-letter extension at the end of the file name (e.g., .doc, .rtf, .tif, .eps, .pdf).
  5. Upon web-based submission, a single PDF file will be created from your individual files; you do not need to create a separate PDF file yourself. In order to facilitate quick and efficient processing, please upload publication-quality files (text and images) at all submission and revision stages.


Submit your manuscript to Glycobiology at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/glyco .

  1. Log in using an up-to-date browser.
    • If you do not know your log-in details, please check first to see if you are already registered (perhaps as a co-author or reviewer) by clicking on the "Check for existing account" button and following the instructions on the screen. If you are not already registered, do so by clicking on the "Create a new account" button on the log-in screen.
    • If you later return to the site and can not find previously uploaded files or have other account problems, please do not create a replicate account. Instead, contact customer support (see "Getting Help" below).
  2. After you have logged in, submit a new manuscript by clicking on "Author Center," then "Submit First Draft of a New Manuscript." Follow the on-screen prompts, moving from one step to the next by clicking on the "Save and Continue" button on each screen. At any stage you can pause the submission process by clicking on the "Return to Menu" button—everything you have typed into the system up to, but not including, the current screen will be saved. To return to the submission process later, enter your "Author Center" and click on the title of the manuscript under "Partially Submitted Manuscripts."
  3. Upload text and image files and any supplementary materials.

    • During the submission process you will be directed to the "File Upload Center," where you can click on the "Browse" button and locate the documents on your computer that you wish to upload.
    • Select the designation from the pull-down menu, starting with the "Main Document" (manuscript text).
    • You will also be asked whether each document you upload should be considered for review, and the default is set to "Yes." Please be advised that if you select "No" the editorial staff will still be able to view that document and make it available to an editor or reviewer if necessary.
    • Click on the "Upload" button to submit each file.
    • When the upload of each file is complete, you will see a confirmation window asking you to write a description of that file. For your Main Document, you can use a description such as "Article Text" or "Main Document." For your figures, please indicate the figure number, such as "Fig. 1." For any supporting documents, please indicate clearly what the document is as well as its format (MS Excel, MS Word, etc.). Please clearly distinguish any supplementary files (e.g., "Supp. Fig. 1").
  4. After all text and image files are uploaded, the web site software will create a single PDF file for editorial review. You will be asked to view and approve the PDF file.
  5. When you are satisfied with the uploaded manuscript, click on the "Submit" button. When (and only when) the final "Submit" button is clicked, the manuscript is given a number and forwarded to the editorial office for consideration. After clicking on the final "Submit" button, changes can not be made to the manuscript and the manuscript can not be unsubmitted without contacting the editor.
  6. After the manuscript has been successfully submitted you will receive an e-mail confirmation that includes the manuscript number, which should be used in all correspondence. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your manuscript will not have been successfully submitted and cannot progress to peer review. If this is the case your manuscript will be available for completion in your "Author Center" under "Partially Submitted Manuscripts."
  7. Successfully submitted manuscripts can be found in your "Author Center" under "Submitted Manuscripts." The "Processing Status" section provides information about your manuscript as it moves through the review process.


If you are advised by an editor that your original manuscript may be considered in revised form, prepare text and image files and prepare a text response to the editor and referees’ comments. Please note that you must upload all manuscript, figure, and supplementary files, whether or not they have been revised. When all files are ready, proceed as follows.

  1. Log in at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/glyco . In your "Author Center," click on "Manuscripts to be Revised."
  2. Click on the title of the manuscript to reach the "File Upload" section, where you can upload all of the text and image files for your revised manuscript. To facilitate the production process, be sure to upload production-quality text and image files as described above.
  3. Click on "View comments/respond" to cut and paste your response into the text areas at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, you may upload a “for review” text file of your point-by-point responses to the editor and referees.

IMPORTANT: If your paper is accepted, images will be required as high-resolution .tif or .eps files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for color and halftone artwork) or high-quality printouts on glossy paper. For EPS submissions, only the following fonts should be used: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Helvetica, and Symbol. Publication of your manuscript will not proceed until figures suitable for reproduction are received, so please upload publication-quality files at all stages of submission and revision.

Getting help
If you experience any problems during online submission please use the "Author Help" function, which takes you to specific submission instructions, or "Get Help Now," which takes you to the Frequently Asked Questions page. Alternatively, contact the support line by e-mail ( support@scholarone.com ) or telephone (+1-434-817-2040 x167).

It is the goal of the production and editorial staff to make the submission process as user friendly as possible. Comments and criticisms concerning the submission web site and the manuscript submission process are welcome via email to the Glycobiology ( Editorial Office ).

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