Submit a version to Editorial Manager

Use the action Submit current version to download files for submission in Editorial Manager.

Before submitting to Editorial Manager, authors must:

  • await an email Invitation to submit from your editorial team
  • download your submission PDF from RevMan Web 
  • upload review files to Editorial Manager

IMPORTANT! Do not edit the file name of your submission PDF

Please DO NOT edit or overwrite the automatically-generated file name of your PDF submission file. The file name includes unique identifiers for your submission. Any changes will create technical errors with processing your submission. 

Download PDF file for submission

Please note that Mac users will need to use a browser other than Safari (e.g. Chrome/Firefox) to download submission files.

  • Go to the RevMan Web dashboard for your review
  • Confirm you are happy with the current version, and that it meets editorial guidelines
  • Resolve any errors in the validation report before submitting (unless you have the relevant permissions to override the errors)
  • Click Submit current version in the Actions menu on the dashboard 



  • When the submission pop-up appears, add a relevant version description e.g. 'For Submission to Editorial Manager'
  • Click Download submission files. This may take several minutes.



A PDF and a zip file will be automatically saved in your Downloads folder. Both file names will include the CD number of your review.

Do not make any changes to the file name of the PDF. The file name includes unique identifiers for your submission. Any changes will create technical errors with processing your submission.

Log in to Editorial Manager to upload your PDF. Follow our Instructions for Authors on submitting to Editorial Manager.

Please note:

  • uploading your PDF submission file to Editorial Manager will move the review to Editorial Phase (authors can no longer edit).
  • all tracked changes will be resolved in the submission PDF. Yellow highlighting and notes will also be removed. Tracked changes, notes and highlighting will remain visible in the current version in RevMan Web and RevMan 5.