The IJTLD uses an on-line system of manuscript tracking via Manuscript Central. With this on-line format, authors can log directly onto the site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijtld and upload their manuscripts following the instructions provided.
This fully automated system has led to a much faster response time for editors and reviewers, who can consult articles from anywhere at any time, and has eased communication considerably for authors. Authors can follow the whole review process of their articles on-line, without contacting the Editorial Office.
A manuscript is not considered officially submitted until it has been uploaded on Manuscript Central. Authors in low-income countries with access to e-mail but not Internet, can provide the Editorial Office with an electronic version of their papers to be uploaded for them. Once manuscript submission is complete, corresponding author will receive confirmation and decisions by e-mail directly from the system.
Manuscripts should conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
How to use Manuscript Central
If you are using Manuscript Central for the first time, click on "New User" to the right of the Log in box to register.
Click on "Instructions & Forms" on the site (or below) to download the Instructions to authors, the Submission Instructions, the Author Checklist and the mandatory Copyright form.
Before submission, authors should download and read the following forms carefully to ensure that they have complied with requirements:
- Instructions for Authors (PDF 202K0)
- Author Checklist (PDF 123K0)
- Online submission Instructions (PDF 168K0)
- Author Quick Guide (PDF 369K0)
Once the submission process is complete and the article has been checked, the corresponding author will receive a request to log on again to submit the electronic copyright form directly on the website. In the event of acceptance, all authors will need to log on to complete the form.
If you experience difficulties of any kind, please don’t hesitate to e-mail the Editorial Office.
The IJTLD is published in both print and electronic formats. It can be viewed online here.