At 10 am (PST) on Monday 26th July, PLoS ONE moved to a new software system for our manuscript submission and peer review process —Editorial Manager® from Aries Systems (referred to as “PLoS EM”). The other PLoS titles will migrate to the new platform later this summer.
If you are a PLoS ONE author (or reviewer) who had a manuscript ‘in process’ with us before this date then your manuscript will continue to be processed in the ‘old’ system for a period of time before it is transferred to the ‘new’ system. You will receive clear notification as to where you should log in to find your manuscript, and more information about this process can be found at our explanatory website.
This new system will make it easier to track the progress of your manuscript and will provide other important user benefits such as:
• Reliable system performance
• Easier figure submission—one zipped file upload
• Fast PDF preview upon submission
• Multi-tier subject taxonomy
• Your own home page to track the progress of your manuscript