Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Online Submission Begins This Month

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Online Submission Begins This Month

Article excerpt

Beginning this month, authors will be able to submit manuscripts to EHP over the Internet. Since the late 1990s, EHP has been accepting manuscripts electronically as e-mail attachments. In fact, over 95% of submissions are currently received this way. Although an e-mail submission system is much better than the paper submission process of old, there are obvious limitations, such as file size and formatting issues.

We have chosen to use the Online Submission and Review System (OSRS) developed and used by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, publishers of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC). If you have submitted to JBC, you will have no problem with the EHP version. The new system will not only simplify submissions but will also accelerate the peer-review process by permitting our reviewers to access the submitted articles online.

We hope you will find OSRS to be a simple and flexible template-based manuscript submission system. Authors will have the option of submitting the text and graphics as a PDF document or as a word-processing document (preferably Microsoft Word), and graphics can be submitted as EPS or TIFF files. If you cannot submit a PDF file, we will produce a PDF document for you. However, before beginning the peer-review process of your manuscript, you will be asked to review the converted document for accuracy. …

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