Manuscript Submission and Fees

Manuscript Submission:

All manuscripts must be submitted online through our web portal.

If you have not used this website before, you must register and make a new user account.  Submission process must be successfully completed before peer review can begin.

Successful online submission is acknowledged by an e-mail from the journal to the corresponding author. Please note that you will have 30 days to complete submission of your manuscript. After 30 days all partial submissions are automatically deleted and will no longer be available on our system.

Please note that upon successful submission of a manuscript, all coauthors will receive an automated e-mail confirming the submission. Please make sure all authorship issues regarding inclusion/exclusion and authorship order are resolved prior to submission. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, all coauthors will be contacted again with instructions for providing their copyright transfer signatures. Each coauthor will be required to register a user account, which they will use to provide an electronic signature from the Author Area. Coauthors’ signatures may be received at any time after the initial submission of the manuscript, but they are not required for peer review. Please keep in mind that an accepted manuscript will not be published in Keloid Research until all signatures are received within 30 days from the date of approval.

Manuscript submission fees:

There is a no fee for submitting manuscripts to Keloid Research.  Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be provided with a production fee, which will range from $500.00 to $2500.00, depending on the length of the manuscript and number of figures, tables, etc.   Additional fees will apply for assistance with preparation or improvement of figures by professional illustrators.

Manuscripts with any involvement by pharmaceutical or medical device company will be assessed a separate fee.

Requesting a fee waiver
Authors who lack funding for payment can request a waiver of the submission fee. Requests for waivers must be signed by the corresponding author and cosigned by an appropriate institutional official to verify that no institutional or grant funds are available for the payment of the fee.  Waiver requests will receive immediate attention to avoid delays in manuscript processing. It is expected that waiver requests will be processed and authors will be notified within 7 business day.