How can I activate the Interactive Review

The activation of the Interactive Review will make the review reports visible to the authors and notify them accordingly.

A link in the article status will appear once the conditions for it are met:


If you have doubts about the manuscript's situation, you can contact the Editorial Office using the Need Help? menu in the upper right part of the forum. You can also use the live chat at the bottom right of the review forum to contact us.

The steps to activate the Interactive Review are as follows:

  1. Click on the activate interactive review link in the status, this will open the form.
  2. Choose the desired level of revisions
  3. If desired, add a personal note to the notification that will be sent to the authors
  4. Click on the 'Activate' button below the form.



If the process is a success, the progress bar will move from 'Independent Review' to 'Interactive Review' on top of the forum and the status messages will update accordingly.



If you have displays issues with the Review Forum, you may want to check if you are using a compatible browser.

If you encounter an error message such as 'Failed to get the email template', there might be a problem with the manuscript's entries. Please contact the support using the Need Help? menu so that the error can be corrected.