During manuscript submission authors are frequently asked questions about their manuscript. For example, “Did this research involve human subjects”?
Depending on configuration, the authors’ responses are stored and available to editors on the manuscript details page or the PDF cover page. However, in some cases it may also be useful to visually flag the response in the editor interface.
In this example the author has responded “yes” to the question: “Did this research involve human subjects?” – because of this response the journal configured flag is automatically displayed in the editor interface.