Appealing a manuscript decision:
If an author contacts an Associate editor regarding an appeal to an editorial decision forward the appeal directly to the Editor in Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Editor in Chief will then contact the appealing author and ask for them to point out factual errors in the review process (the Associate editor will be copied on all emails).
Upon receiving the author’s response, the Editor in Chief and the Associate editor will have a conference to determine one of three outcomes:
- Overturn the decision and ask the author to send back a revised manuscript
- Uphold the rejection
- Uphold the rejection but encourage the author to send in a de novo manuscript
The Editor in Chief will contact the author with the decision.