Authors: Responding to the Decision
Once you've made your submission to OJS, you will need to wait for the journal to make a decision about your work.
You may not pass the initial editorial review, such as if your submission is too off topic for the journal (e.g., a biology paper submitted to a history journal). If you pass this stage, however, your submission will be sent out for peer review.
Most OJS journals use a double blind peer review process, so you won't know who is reviewing your work and they won't know whose work they are reviewing.
Once this process is completed, which can take a few weeks or longer, you will be informed of the editorial decision and receive the reviewers' anonymous comments.
Possible decisions include:
For decision #1, you don't need to take any further action and can wait to hear from the copyeditor.
For decision #2, you will need to make the requested revisions and then upload the revised manuscript in OJS.
For decision #3, you will need to make the requested changes and then upload the revised manuscript as a new submission.
For decision #4, no further action is required in OJS.