Taking the editorial decision
Once expected reports are received on a version, the article will switch to 'Waiting editorial decision'. This unlocks new actions related to editorial decisions:
Proposals and decisions
Depending on your profile rights, you may propose or take a decision on a version.
- Proposing a decision will return the version to your parent editor (who becomes current editor of the article)
- Taking a decision will send the editorial decision directly to the author
The recommandation system
There are three decision groups:
- Acceptance / Propose acceptance
- Revision / Propose revision
- Rejection / Propose rejection
Depending on the journal and your profile, each group will offer different choices (recommendations).
Typically for revisions, you will have the choice between requesting a minor or a major revision.
Sending the decision
Clicking on the recommandation will display the mail pop-up.
From here, you may edit your decision before sending the message. If you have gathered referee reports, they will be automatically inserted into your message.
Checking the decision
Once it is sent, your decision is stored on the article version for archival purposes.
If for any reason you need to change the decision, you can revert it. This will put the article back to ‘waiting editorial decision’ and you can choose another decision. All these actions will be documented and stored in the history tab.
Submit an editor report
Additionally, before taking a decision, you may upload an editorial report on a version.
Similarly to referee reports, their purpose is to store lenghty comments and enclosures, independently of the official decision.