Following initial peer review, articles judged worthy of further consideration often require revisions, including additional experimentation. However, articles requiring extensive revisions will be at a disadvantage. Revised manuscripts should be received within 3 months of the date on the initial decision e-mail or they may be considered as a new submission, with a separate manuscript number and submission fee. An extension beyond this 3-month period may be granted in order to complete time-consuming new experiments requested by the reviewers, but such extensions must be requested from the Associate Editor at least 2 weeks before the end of the 3-month revision deadline.
Please read the decision letter carefully to ensure that all requirements for revision are met. Make sure all revisions are marked in the text document by using tools such as the Track Changes function of Microsoft Word or self-formatted underlining, highlighting, and/or strike-through. If these changes make the manuscript difficult to read, please also include a clean copy of the text as a supplemental file.