How can I take over Reviewer responsibilities for a submission in NIHMS?
If a submission has become stalled in the NIHMS process due to inaction by the assigned Reviewer, another author or PI associated with the NIHMS record can request to take over Reviewer responsibilities:
- Sign in to NIHMS.
- On your Manuscript List page, click the Stalled tab to view the stalled records currently associated with your account.
- If the record is in a state that requires Reviewer action, a "claim" button will appear in the Status column and lower right-hand corner of the Manuscript Summary page (which is accessible by clicking on the manuscript title). Click the button to initiate your request.
- On the next page, select "Confirm" to indicate that you are an author (or PI) on the manuscript and would like to take over Reviewer responsibilities.
If the currently assigned Reviewer does not act on the submission within one week of your request, the manuscript will be moved to your attention in your Manuscript List to allow you to take action on the submission.
If you would like to take over Reviewer responsibilities for a record that is not stalled in the NIHMS process, please contact the Help Desk with your request.