Before watching this video, we recommend you view the video about how editors make decisions.

In this video, you will see how to review and edit author decision letter content.

The version of the decision letter displayed will depend on which decision term was selected on the decision form. As you would expect, the default text for an “accept” decision will be different than that for a “revise” decision.

As you can see, the decision letter is pre-populated with editor comment text that was previously entered on the editor decision form, and the reviewer comments.

Similarly, if configured by your journal, any selected standard decision phrases will also be pre-populated into the decision letter.

Now, using Editorial Manager’s rich text editor, you can edit and modify the text, including format changes such as bold, underlining, italics, colored text, highlighting, and the inclusion of images and hyperlinks.