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Revising Your Manuscript

Submission Instructions

If you are submitting a revised manuscript, include the following items with your revised submission:

  • Response to reviewers: Address the specific points made by each reviewer. Include your responses to all the reviewers’ and editors’ comments and list the changes you have made to the manuscript. Upload this as a “Response to reviewers” file.

Reviewers will be able to see your cover letter and response to reviewers. Please send anything confidential directly to the journal office.
  • Revised manuscript (clean copy): Upload a clean copy of your revised manuscript. Upload this as your “Manuscript” file.

  • Revised manuscript with tracked changes (not required): We encourage you to include a marked-up copy of your manuscript file showing the changes you have made since the original submission. The best way to show these changes is the “Track Changes” option in Microsoft Word. Upload this to the submission as a “Related Manuscript” file.
  • Figure and supporting information files: Upload separate manuscript, figure, and supporting information files, if you have not done so already. Read the figure guidelines for more information about figure requirements at revision.
Figures and supporting information files from your original submission will automatically transfer to your revised submission unless you choose to update and replace them. 

Request an Extension

Our standard resubmission deadlines are 60 days for a Major Revision decision and 30 days for a Minor Revision decision. We are always happy to grant short extensions for resubmissions. Please email plosgenetics@plos.org with any questions.