Open Access uses online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems of Trade Science Inc for quality and quick review processing. Trade Science Inc uses Online Review and Editorial Tracking System for quality review process. Editorial Tracking System is an online submission and review system, where authors can submit manuscripts and track their progress. Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions. Editors can manage the whole submission/review/revise/publish process. Publishers can see what manuscripts are in the pipeline awaiting publication. E-mail is sent automatically to concerned persons when significant events occur.
Registering with the Trade Science Inc is simple. In this step author has to furnish all required information and selection of 'Quick List'. During registering process corresponding author or designee has to choose username carefully. It is not be changed without creating a new account. Username should be between 4-25 characters and password should be 4-15 characters long, in any combination of letters and/or numbers. If username and/or password is forgotten, Trade Science Inc will send it by e-mail within 24 hrs.
This step is applicable only when submission is done by designee on behalf of corresponding author, otherwise it remains same as in registration. When designee is submitting manuscript on behalf of corresponding author, he/she has to provide all corresponding author's information.
In this step author has to furnish information regarding all names, addresses of all contributors, information regarding manuscript and all required.
In this section author has to furnish following documents.
The author should submit complete manuscript including text, tables, graphics in both word-processor and PDF files.
A cover letter must uploaded with every manuscript in PDF format at the same as manuscript uploaded. The cover letter should contains, The corresponding author's name, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.
The title of the manuscript and a brief paragraph explaining significance of the work. Type of manuscript. Statement, particular submitted manuscript must be original and unpublished (including in conference proceeding in electronic conferences or on web sites) and must not be under simultaneous consideration by another journal. The names, institutional affiliations, and postal and e-mail addresses of 5 or more qualified reviewers. When authors cite unpublished information of other researchers who are not co-authors, copies of letters or e-mail message of permission should be attached. A manuscript containing copyrighted information must be accompanied by copyright holder permission to reproduce it, no need when information is from TSI journal.
Supplementary Information (optional)
Supplementary Information files are uploaded at the same time as the manuscript. Material that is not needed for reading the papers but which should be available to document experiments or calculations for future researchers should be put into 'Supplementary Information'.
5. Check and Submit
This step facilitates author to check their submitted information and documents. An author can make a change in his/her submitted information or documents during this step. Afterwards all information and documents are submitted to editorial office.