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Manuscripts for Climacteric are submitted via ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit a manuscript, please use the following link to ScholarOne Manuscripts

Existing users can log in here with their user ID and password. New users should create an account.

Your user ID will be your e-mail address; please remember which e-mail address you have used and use the same one at all times to access the site.

Please make a note of your password. If you forget your password, please select the Reset Password link on the Home screen.

On the ScholarOne Manuscripts Home screen there are also Author resource links to:

  • Author tutorials
  • Help desk contact details
  • Climacteric journal home page
  • Climacteric Instructions for Authors (IFA)

Once logged in to ScholarOne Manuscripts, manuscript submissions can be made via the Author tab in the top right-hand corner.

Climacteric’s Instructions for Authors should be read before preparing and submitting your manuscript.

Climacteric is published by Taylor & Francis.

By using the following link, you can access the T&F journal homepage for Climacteric where you will find the Instructions for Authors:

The same version of Climacteric’s Instructions for Authors can also be found by following the link on the ScholarOne Manuscripts Home screen ‘Instructions and Forms’.

Article classification

Articles will be published in the following classifications:

  • Original research articles
  • Reviews
  • Short reviews
  • Invited Editorials
  • Short reports
  • Case reports
  • Commentaries
  • Opinions
  • Letters to the Editor

Word limits

  • The word count covers the text from the Introduction to the Conclusion and does not include the Abstract, references, tables and figures.
  • An original research article should be ≤ 3000 words, with ≤ 50 references and two or three tables and figures. The abstract should be structured and < 200 words.
  • A review should be ≤ 3500 words, with ≤ 100 references, and two or three tables and figures. The unstructured abstract should be < 200 words.
  • A short review should be ≤ 1000 words, with ≤ 10 references. The unstructured abstract should be < 200 words.
  • A short report should be ≤ 2000 words, with ≤ 30 references and one or two tables and figures. The structured abstract should be ≤ 200 words.
  • An invited editorial, commentary or opinion should be ≤ 1500 words, with ≤ 20 references and one or two tables and figures. The abstract, of ≤ 200 words, does not need to be structured.


Authors submitting a manuscript to Climacteric should, during the submission process, state any Conflict of Interest and the source of any Funding. All sources of funding, including government and non-government organizations and charitable bodies, should be declared. Authors should add a similar statement on Conflict of Interest and Funding at the end of their manuscript.

For example:

  • Conflict of interest – The authors report the following conflicts of interest (or no conflict of interest). The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper (or state if different).
  • Source of funding – Nil or Please state funding
  • Authors are also required to upload a completed Climacteric Disclosure Form along with their manuscript files
  • Authors will also find a link to the Climacteric Disclosure Form during the manuscript submission process at ScholarOne manuscripts
  • The Climacteric Disclosure Form should be downloaded, completed, and uploaded as a ‘File not for Review’
  • Authors who have any problems accessing the Climacteric Disclosure Form should e mail for assistance


Climacteric uses Crossref™ to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Climacteric you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes.

Submitting Your Manuscript

Guidance on each stage of the submission process can be found at

Revision of manuscript after peer review

  • After peer review, you will receive a decision e-mail from the Editor.
  • If major or minor revisions are required, the e-mail will list the comments from the peer reviewers.
  • Your original manuscript files will be in your Climacteric account under the Author tab, Manuscripts with Decisions.
  • At the side of your manuscript will be a link to ‘Create a Revision’.
  • It is important that you use this link to resubmit your revised manuscript.
  • If not, the history of your submission will not be available to the Editor or peer reviewers.
  • When you revise your manuscript, please highlight the changes you make in the manuscript by using track changes in MS Word or by using bold or coloured text.
  • Please include only the latest set of files, Tables or Figures
  • If you have updated a file, please delete the original redundant version and upload the revised file, Table or Figure.
  • As with the original submission, two documents must be uploaded, but one must be anonymous for peer review.
  • Enter your responses to comments made by the reviewer(s) in the space provided.
  • You can use this space to document any changes you have made to the original manuscript.
  • Please be as specific as possible in your response to the reviewer(s) but do not add names of authors to this section
  • Climacteric normally allows a month for the submission of revisions but, if extra time is required, it may be possible to extend this period by contacting Susan Brown
  • When you submit your revised manuscript, the reference number will be appended to denote a revision, using the appendix R1 or R2.


  • If your manuscript is accepted, you will receive an e-mail from the Editor advising you of this decision.
  • Accepted manuscripts will be transferred from your Climacteric account to the online production site (Central Article Tracking System, CATS).
  • You will receive an e-mail from the Production Editor informing you of your six-digit tracking number, user name and password to access CATS.
  • You will be able to track the progress of the manuscript through the typesetting and publishing process.
  • Corresponding authors will also receive a copyright transfer form, which must be signed immediately and uploaded into CATS or e-mailed to the Production Editor.
  • Manuscripts cannot be published in any form if the publisher does not receive the copyright transfer.
  • On acceptance, we recommend that you keep a copy of your Accepted Manuscript.
  • After copy-editing, each manuscript is typeset and the designated author will receive by e-mail a notification from the Production Editor to check the proofs; the PDF file of the article can be downloaded from CATS and should be read carefully for errors.
  • There may be some queries from the Production Editor about the text. The corresponding author must send his/her approval, with any corrections and answers to queries, to the Production Editor within 1 week, either via CATS or by e-mail.
  • It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to check that all the text and data as contained in the page proofs are correct and suitable for publication.
  • Authors should pay particular attention to author names and affiliations as it is essential that these details are accurate when the article is published. Authors may be asked to fund the expense of any major alterations to the proofs which are departures from the original manuscript.
  • The proofs are then corrected, published online and indexed in PubMed. Publication in print takes place when scheduled by the Editor.
  • Authors are offered a PDF of the final paper, discounted prices for reprints, and iOpen Access.
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