We are pleased to introduce a modern, easy to use, online submission experience for authors. The ‘Research Portal’ offers a submission process that has been developed with the researcher need and experience at the heart of every design and functionality decision. Its key aim – to reduce the time taken to submit an article.
The Research Portal is live on our Cogent suite of journals, and we plan to make this available to more journals in the coming months.
What benefits does the Research Portal offer authors?
- A simple, convenient submission experience for authors, developed in conjunction with researchers. A few simple screens, a matter of minutes and their manuscript is submitted.
- Authors can log in using their ORCID credentials (the unique researcher identifier). This allows for information from author ORCiD profiles to be pulled in and auto-fill the relevant submission fields, saving time and effort
- A ‘My submissions’ area where authors can view the status of all their T&F articles, resume incomplete submissions, and submit revisions.
What does this mean for me and my journal?
We’re keen for journals and authors to benefit from this functionality and plan to roll out this interface to journals over the coming months: look out for updates on Editor Resources. This will involve little to no changes for Editors, as we are not proposing any changes to peer review processes.
If you are interested in informing the on-going development of the Research Portal, please contact your Managing Editor or tweet us @tandfeditors. We’re looking for feedback and input from our Editors and would be delighted to hear from you.