The following information is from the Psychology Speech Group website:
Once a manuscript has been accepted as a target article, the authors cannot change it. The manuscript needs to be available for commentary before it is officially published so that commentaries and the authors responses can appear simultaneously.
The manuscript will be posted either on the authors own server or, attempts will be made to provide one for authors with no access to a server.
Manuscripts will be available for peer commentary for six weeks.
Commentaries have to reach the editor, or associate editor, responsible for the article within that time (late submissions will not be accepted).
Commentaries should ordinarily not exceed a total (including references and other material) of 1,000 words (manuscripts longer than that will be automatically rejected). The commentaries have to conform to APA style conventions.
Commentaries should be sent by email as soon as possible within the six-week period the article is open for peer commentary. The commentary should appear within the body of the email text (not as an attachment) and be sent to email@example.com. Authors of target articles will receive commentaries as they are accepted and have two weeks from close of submission of commentaries to complete their responses.
Commentaries will be peer-reviewed and edited for style as well as content. Authors of commentaries need to establish the relevance of their submission to the target article at the outset, and preferably also show an awareness of the wider work of the target articles author.
If there are several submissions which raise the same point, the editorial board reserves the right to group them together and prepare them as a single coauthored commentary. In this (probably rare) eventuality, the authors will have the opportunity to see the manuscript and decide whether they wish to be included on the list of authors.
Editing and revision of commentaries will be completed within two weeks of close of submission. Revisions that are not satisfactorily completed in this period, or that are received late, will not be published.
In exceptional circumstances, new commentaries may be considered as submissions for on-going commentaries that will appear in later issues of Stammering Research. These will be treated in the same way as initial commentaries (e.g. in terms of target authors responses).