Instructions for the submission site are below.
On the journal's home page, please refer to the aims and scope, editorial board, policies and ethics, the author instructions, and the journal's formats and templates
Once an article has been submitted to you by an author, it is in the SUBMITTED stage. If you navigate to the article on the submission system and click on the "Files" tab, you will see all the files that the author has uploaded so far. You can download these files individually by clicking on the file name, or you can click on the green "Download all files" button to retrieve them all at once. You can also add new files by using the green "Add files" button.
If you click the "Main" tab, you will see that you have several options for what to do with the article. What you choose to do with the article may depend on a variety of factors. If the article does not meet the scope of the journal or has some other problem, you may want to click "Reject". If you click this button, you will be brought to a screen where you can add notes for the author to see. To complete the rejection, you would click the "Reject" button on this screen again.
If you intend to handle the review process yourself, you will want to click the "Review Request" icon. From here, you will be brought to a screen that contains drop-down lists of the available reviewers. If the reviewer is not already listed, you also have the option to invite them. In either case, you will need to indicate a response date in the field provided, and add a note to the reviewer if needed. When you are finished, click the "Review Request" button, and the request will be sent to the potential reviewer.
Keep in mind that reviewers may accept or reject review requests. You may have to invite several reviewers before someone accepts. Once they do accept, the article will move into the "ON_REVIEW" stage.
If you intend to have an associate editor/editorial board member handle the review process, you will instead click on the "Assign to Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member" icon. You will first be brought to the "Files" tab and asked if you have uploaded all the files. If you have, click "Next". You will see a screen with a list of potential associate editors. Select the one you want, add any notes in the space provided and click the "Assign to Associate Editor Editorial Board Member" button. The article will move from your possession to the possession of the associate editor you have chosen. That person will then be able to send the article out for review.
At some point, you may want to send the article back to the author for revisions or updates. To do this, click the "Request Corrections" icon. Again you will be brought to the "Files" tab and asked if you have uploaded all the files. Click "Next". On the next screen, enter any notes you may have for the author, then click the "Request Corrections" button. The article will return to the author, and will enter the state of ON_CORRECT.
Finally, once the article is complete and ready for approval, you will want to send it to production. If you are a guest editor, you will click "Editors Approval" and follow the prompts to send the article to the editor-in-chief with your recommendation for publication. If you are the editor-in-chief, you will instead click the "Ready for Production" icon and follow the prompts to send it to the production department.
Once the article has been approved in this manner, it enters the state of READY_FOR_PRODUCTION. The Begell House production team will shepherd it toward publication from there.