This article is relevant to papers that are submitted through the JMIRx landing page. If your paper was submitted through another submission channel or transferred to JMIRx from another JMIR journal, please see As author, how do I respond to reviewer comments and upload a revised manuscript (resubmission/revision of a manuscript)?
Prior to submitting your revisions
To resubmit a revision in JMIRx, first prepare your point-by-point responses to the previous reviews. If you did not receive an email with editorial/peer-review comments, please check your spam filter.
Along with your revised manuscript, you are required to submit a numbered "point by point" response to all the editorial and reviewer concerns/queries raised. Note that while a response is required to each point, it is neither necessary nor expected to change the manuscript in response to every point if authors disagree with the reviewer. The editor makes the decision, not the reviewers! If you are unable or unwilling to address any of the comments, please state so in your point-by-point response to the editor ("Change was not made because..."). It is the role of the editor to adjudicate if reviewer and author differ.
Note that there is a deadline for the manuscript revision. It is still technically possible (and usually not a big problem) to submit your revision after the deadline. However, if the deadline is missed and we don't hear from you at all (we may send reminders), then we may at some point remove the manuscript from the submission queue (in this case the manuscript wouldn't be listed under "Active" anymore, but will have been moved to "Archive". It is still possible to reinstate the manuscript subject to a nominal Manuscript Reinstatement Fee).
For the process to request a deadline extension see I am an author working on my revision in response to the reviewers and I would like an extension for submitting my revised manuscript and responses to reviewers.
Prepare (offline) your revised manuscript and (offline, using a text editor without any formatting) your point-by-point responses to the reviewers' (and editors') comments. Number your responses (A1, A2 etc, for items mentioned by reviewer A, etc), and in each item, first quote the editor/reviewer, then write a "RESPONSE: ...". Do not forget to also address the issues raised in the manuscript itself (for example, if the reviewer asked when the study was conducted, don't just respond in the response to the reviewer, but also make the change in the manuscript).
To submit your revisions
1. You will have to upload a revised version of your manuscript onto the relevant preprint server.
2. You will have to navigate to the JMIRx landing page, and proceed to log in with your ORCID account.
3. Please select "Yes" on the first radio button to indicate that you are submitting a revised version of a manuscript in JMIRx.
4. You will then be asked to select the title of your previous submission.
5. Then you are asked to give the Revised preprint URL from the preprint server, your ORCID, Your Given Name, Surname, and Email.
6. You will then need to copy and paste your point-by-point response to the peer-reviewer(s) and editor comments here.
7. The checkbox refers to the JMIRx editorial policy to publish peer-reviewer reports and author responses. You may opt to include a docx file of your revised manuscript to speed up the typesetting process, but this is not mandatory. Then please press "Next" to complete the upload of your revision.