The Editors will issue invitations to transfer manuscripts previously submitted to the JCI that are deemed better suited for JCI Insight. If you receive an invitation to transfer your submission, the email will include a link to a web page where you can accept or decline the invitation. The invitation to transfer your manuscript to JCI Insight will remain open for 60 days. Manuscripts are automatically transferred to JCI Insight in the original formatting used for submission to the JCI, along with any applicable reviews and correspondence, and will be handled by the Editor who issued the invitation to transfer. You do not need to create a new record for the submission or pay an additional submission fee.
Authors of manuscripts that were previously reviewed by the JCI will receive a rapid decision from JCI Insight (generally in fewer than 7 days) that provisionally accepts the manuscript, specifies the requirements for reconsideration at JCI Insight, or outlines the basis for rejection without an opportunity to resubmit. Transferred manuscripts that were editorially rejected by the JCI will be sent for external peer review prior to the initial decision.
Authors who wish to inquire about the suitability of transferring their manuscript from the JCI to JCI Insight should contact the Editors at email@example.com.
The Editors are willing to evaluate pre-submission requests to transfer manuscripts that have been rejected after peer review by other top-tier journals. Inquiries may be directed to the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries must include the original manuscript, the source journal's decision, and a proposed response to the critiques received. Authors must include a statement in their inquiry declaring that the source journal's decision letter (including reviewer comments) is represented in its entirety and is unaltered, and that the source journal has not stipulated that the letter is confidential to the receiving author.
In response to a request for external transfer, the Editors may: