Revised Manuscripts

Following initial peer review, articles judged worthy of further consideration often require revisions, including additional experimentation. However, articles requiring extensive revisions will be at a disadvantage. Revised manuscripts should be received within 3 months of the date on the initial decision e-mail or they will be considered as a new submission, with a separate manuscript number and submission fee. An extension beyond this 3-month period may be granted in order to complete time-consuming new experiments requested by the reviewers, but such extensions must be requested from the Associate Editor at least 2 weeks before the end of the 3-month revision deadline.

If there are any changes to the manuscript’s authorship after the original submission (such as the addition or deletion of an author or a change in the order of authorship), the Change of Authorship form must be signed by all authors and faxed to the Editorial office to 202-776-0549.

Make sure all revisions are marked in the text document by using tools such as underlining, highlighting, and strikethrough. Revisions marked using Microsoft Word Track Changes will not appear in the converted PDF and will be returned to the corresponding author. Checklist for Revised Manuscripts for more information.