Online submission instructions
Preparing your manuscript
- Manuscripts must be submitted online. JDH conducts double-blinded peer reviews. Manuscripts (designate as Main Document) should include no identifying author information; the author’s name should not appear anywhere in the Main Document, including the references/notes. A separate title page (designate as Title Page) should be uploaded with author details, any acknowledgements, and an address for correspondence with readers. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions below please visit the online submission web site .
- Prepare your manuscript, including tables, using a word processing program and save it as a .doc, .rtf or .ps file. All files in these formats will be converted to .pdf format upon submission. Prepare your figures at publication quality resolution, using applications capable of generating high-resolution .tif or .jpg files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and half-tone artwork). The printing process requires your figures to be in this format if your paper is accepted and printed. For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to http://cpc.cadmus.com/da .
- Prepare any other files that are to be submitted for review, including any supplementary material. The permitted formats for these files are the same as for manuscripts and figures. Other file types, such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations may be uploaded and will form part of the single .pdf file that is created for use in the peer review process. When naming your files, please use simple filenames and avoid special characters and spaces. Please make sure your file name has the correct suffix, e.g. .doc, .docx, .rtf, as appropriate.
- The online submission software will automatically create a single .pdf file containing your main text and reduced-resolution versions of any figures you have submitted. This document will be used when your manuscript undergoes peer review. Your submitted files will appear in this .pdf sequentially, as specified by you on the submission page, and you will have an opportunity to enter figure captions/legends and to check the .pdf file prior to final submission.
Submitting your manuscript
Now that your files are ready, visit the online submission web site.
First, you will need to log into the system. Note: Before you begin, make sure you have an up-to-date version of your browser software. ScholarOne has a list of supported browsers and versions which can be accessed from the ‘Get Help’ button on the submission site.
- If you know your login details (i.e. you have submitted or reviewed a manuscript on this system before), use your User ID and Password to log on.
- If you do not know your login details, check to see if you are already registered by clicking on the 'Forgot your password' button and following the on-screen instructions. If you are not already registered, you can register by clicking on the 'Create account' button on the login screen and following the on-screen instructions.
- If you have trouble finding manuscripts or have other problems with your account do not create another account. Instead, please contact the Journal's Editorial Office .
- Enter individual files using the 'Browse' buttons below and select the appropriate 'File content' type.
- Select the document's designation from the pull-down menu. The designation choices may vary from journal to journal, but will always include 'Main Document' (your manuscript text). If you do not wish a document to be included as part of the consolidated PDF used for peer review, please designate it as a 'supplementary file'.
- Upload your files by clicking on the 'Upload files' button. This converts your files to a PDF and may take several minutes. Repeat these steps until you have uploaded all your files.
- When the upload of each file is completed, you will see a confirmation window and will be prompted to provide figure legends and 'file tags' that will link figures to texts in the HTML proof of your main document.
- Once you have uploaded all files, indicate the order in which they should appear in your paper. This will determine the order in which they appear in the consolidated PDF used for peer review.
- After the successful upload of your text and images, you will need to view and proof your manuscript. Please do this by clicking on the blue HTML button or a PDF button.
- If the files have not been uploaded to your satisfaction, go back to the file upload screen where you can remove the files you do not want, and repeat the upload process.
Submitting a revised manuscript
Please supply your revised paper though the online submission web site using your User ID and Password to log-on - remembering that these are both case-sensitive.
- Logon to the online submission web site as before and, in the 'Author Centre', click on 'Manuscripts to be Revised'. You will then see the title of any manuscripts you submitted that are under revision.
- If you click on the manuscript title you will reach the 'File Manager' screen. Here you can upload the files that constitute your revised manuscript. To facilitate the production process, it is essential that you upload your revised manuscript as a .doc or .rtf file, and not in .pdf format.
- If you click on 'View comments/respond' you will see the editor's letter to you together with the referees' comments. You may cut and paste your responses into the text areas at the bottom of the screen.
Please note: All the files from your previous submission will have been retained by the system. So, when your reach the 'File Upload' screen (Step #6), you will need to delete any files that are no longer needed or need replacing with revised versions.
IMPORTANT. As detailed above, your images are required as high-resolution .tif or .jpg files (1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and half-tone artwork). For useful information on preparing your figures for publication, go to http://cpc.cadmus.com/da. Please note that publication of your manuscript will not proceed until figures suitable for reproduction are received.
If you experience any problems during the online submission process please consult the Author's User Guide (http://mcv3help.manuscriptcentral.com/stalkjddfesd/MC3Help.htm) which provides more detailed submission instructions, and 'movie tutorials' explaining how to submit your paper. Alternatively, please contact the Journal's Editorial Office who will be pleased to assist you.