To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below:
Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 5 or higher or Netscape 6 or higher) and go to the Manuscript Central homepage (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/secstu/). Log-in or click the "Create Account" option if you are a first-time user of Manuscript Central.
If you are creating a new account:
After clicking on "Create Account" enter your name and e-mail information and click "Next". Your e-mail information is very important.
Enter your institution and address information as prompted then click "Next."
Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID) and then select your area of expertise. Click "Finish" when done.
Log-in and select "Author Center."
Submitting Your Manuscript
After you have logged in, click the "Submit a Manuscript" link in the menu bar.
Enter data and answer questions as prompted
Click on the "Next" button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
Your will be prompted to upload your files:
Click on the "Browse" button and locate the file on your computer.
Select the description of the file in the drop down next to the Browse button.
When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the "Upload" button.
Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to the Editors. Click the "Submit" button when you are done reviewing.
You may stop a submission at any phase and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. You can also log-on to Manuscript Central any time to check the status of your manuscript. You will receive an e-mail once a decision has been made on your manuscript.