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Using SAGE Track

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What is SAGE Track?

Many journals in the SAGE portfolio use SAGE Track, an online submission and peer review system. The system allows all peer review related items in a journal to be housed in one space for editors, reviewers, and authors. Once registered on the journal’s SAGE Track website, you will be able to access all invitations and previously reviewed manuscripts.

How do I review using SAGE Track?

You will receive an invitation from the journal via email. The invitation will contain the title and abstract of the paper, and options to accept or decline the review. Please note, on average, journals ask reviewers to return their comments in two to three weeks.

The easiest way to respond is by selecting the appropriate link found within the invitation email. You can also log into your SAGE Track account, locate your open invitations, and select your response under the Action dropdown list. If you are unable to review the manuscript, we would greatly appreciate any reviewer suggestions for alternate reviewers.

If you agree, you will receive an email with details about how to access SAGE Track and a link to the manuscript. Within the peer review system, you will have the opportunity to provide comments and recommend a decision to the editor. In many journals, you will be allowed to write confidential comments to the editor and comments to the author.

Before submitting your review, ensure the following:

  •  All required fields (marked with red asterisks) have been completed.
  • All comments directed to the author are located under “Comments to the Author” and all confidential comments to the editor are located under “Confidential Comments to the Editor”.
  • Your review follows COPE guidelines

Where can I find help using SAGE Track?

Please visit ScholarOne’s Reviewer Help page. This website includes video tutorials and frequently asked questions. If you have any questions about the journal or reviewer expectations, please reach out to the editor or admin of the journal.

What if the journal I'm reviewing for doesn't use an online submission system?

First, carefully review all instructions found in the email to ensure you have completed the review correctly. Afterwards, email your comments directly to the editor. Reach out to them if you have any questions. 

Reviewer Center Display for SAGE Track

The screenshot below shows how to navigate the Reviewer Center.

1.    Reviewer Center
2.    Reviews you are currently working on
3.    Reviews you have submitted
4.    Your open invitations
5.    View the abstract, contact the journal, and respond to your invitation

Review Display

The screenshot below shows the information available on the Review page, which is where you can write and submit your review.

1.    View the PDF or HTML of manuscript
2.    Your due date
3.    Contact the journal
4.    View the manuscript’s abstract
5.    If reviewing a revision, view the author’s response (if available)