ScholarOne Manuscripts- Submission
IFT requires that all journal manuscripts be submitted electronically via our online peer-review system before they can be considered for publication. Electronic submission speeds the handling of your manuscript and allows you to monitor its status in the handling process at any time.
ScholarOne Manuscripts is a secure web-based system for managing everyday peer-review tasks, from manuscript submission and peer review to correspondence, tracking, and statistical reporting.
Protected by user ID and password, and accessible from any computer with an Internet connection and web browser, the system facilitates real-time communication and access to manuscripts for editors, reviewers, and other editorial team members.
Features built into ScholarOne Manuscripts include automatic e-mail reminders to tardy reviewers and the ability for an author to check on the status of his or her paper.
IFT’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site is fully created, hosted, and supported by ScholarOne and IFT.
Procedure. Go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jfs to bring up the Log-in screen. Click on "Submission Instructions" to familiarize yourself with the procedure. Return to "Log-in" and click on either "Create an Account" (if you are a first-time user), or "Check for Existing Account" (if you have previously created an account).
Create an Account. First-time users need to create an account. Click the Create an Account button and fill in the information requested (name, address, phone, fax, e-mail address; also a chosen User ID -- this is necessary to access your account in the future.) Once you have filled in this identifying information, return to the "Log-in" screen and log in. Be sure to make a note of your User ID since you will use it any time you access ScholarOne Manuscripts. Do not create duplicate accounts.
Manuscript Submission. Log in, click on "Author Center," then on "Submit a New Manuscript," and follow the prompts and instructions given on the screen until your manuscript (text, figures, tables) has been entered.
Once you finish, double-check for accuracy, and then click on the "Submit" button. You will then receive a JFS manuscript number and an e-mail message verifying that your manuscript has been received and entered. Keep track of the status of your manuscript by logging on to ScholarOne Manuscripts (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jfs), where the status will be displayed in the Author Center, along with the name of the Editor in charge of your review.
IFT Scientific Journals employ a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.
If you have a technical problem, assistance with technical difficulties in submission is available from ScholarOne, Inc., the parent company of ScholarOne Manuscripts. First, however, click the "Get Help Now" button on your screen and consult "FAQs" (Frequently Asked Questions), or contact ScholarOne by telephone at 434-817-2040, ext. 167; fax 434-817-2020; or e-mail at Support@ScholarOne.com
Author Information & Style Guides
Before you submit your manuscript, be sure to review IFT's author information and author guidelines.