How does the Transfer Desk work?
Please note that assistance with a submission to another journal does not guarantee acceptance. The Transfer Desk only helps authors to submit their work to another journal in an easy and convenient way. Please note that receiving a transferred submission does not obligate you to either accept or review the submission.
How do I follow up on a transfer offer?
You can process the transferred submission as you would any other submission, with the additional benefit that in some cases the transferring journal may make reviewer reports available to you. If so, you may consider those reports; ignore those reports; or use them in conjunction with your own reviewer reports.
Will you recommend open access journals that require the payment of an article-processing charge (APC)?
The Transfer Desk team may consider open access journals as well as subscription journals when selecting and suggesting suitable destination journals. Most journals offer open access publication, either as an option (hybrid-OA) or as a full-OA journal. If you have a preference for subscription, full-OA, or hybrid-OA please let us know upon submission.
To help authors discover and apply for funding for OA article-processing charges, we offer a free open access funding support service, providing lists of APC funding options and personalized email support. In addition to this free service, we have an APC waiver policy across our fully open access journals for authors that do not have access to sufficient funding. You can find more details here.