What Is Manuscript Central?

Manuscript Central is an online system used by journal editorial offices to manage the submission and peer review of articles. It is a product of Thomson Reuters.

In order to facilitate processing of submissions, please make sure that:

  • Your entire submission (including references) is double-spaced in 12-point or larger font with margins of one inch or more.
  • Your abstract is 200 words or less.
  • Your submission contains few and only necessary footnotes (not endnotes).
  • There is nothing in your file that identifies the authors.
  • Any hypotheses are explicitly identified as such.
  • Constructs and variables are identified in words, not abbreviations.
  • Any prior publication of the data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the editor. (Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor.)
  • To insure author anonymity, manuscript "properties" (under FILE in Microsoft Word) should be erased prior to submission.

Steps to submit a manuscript

To submit a manuscript through Manuscript Central, you need to finalise the journal in which you wish to get your paper published. For example - the targeted journal is American Educational Research Journal , hence MC URL shall be

If you are a first time user, you need to create an account, which is a 3 step procedure.

You need to fill the basic details - Name and Email ID

You need to fill the primary and secondary address details.

You need to enter your desired Username and Password, which you need to enter every time you login.

If you already have an account, you simply need to LogIn to your account, which you have already set.

Once you login, you need to go to the Authors section and then Start New Submission.

You need to enter your title and abstract of your manuscript.

You need to upload your manuscript with no identifying author information ( designated as Main Document) and a separate title page (designated as Title Page) with author details.

You need to enter the appropriate keywords for your manuscript.

You need to enter the details of co-author details

If you recommend and/or oppose reviewers, enter the details of reviewers.

You need to attach the information as requested in this step like Cover letter, number of tables and figures used in Manuscript etc.

If you recommend and/or oppose reviewers, enter the details of reviewers.

Now you can get a no obligation review of your manuscript by our expert team. Our team will advise you points of improvement for the manuscript which will increase chances of publication.