It’s been a few weeks since our last feature update and do we have some good news for you! After working in concert with many of our journal editors we’re proud to announce version 1 of our reporting tool, a more customizable reviewer form, a beautiful new review reading page, and social share links to help your content go viral!

Reports ßeta

Journal editors can now get up-to-the minute data about their journal activity, including details on:

  • Acceptance rate
  • Manuscript breakdown by status (under review, withdrawn, decision, etc.)
  • Time to decision (how many took 1 week, 2 weeks, etc.)
  • Manuscript submissions by date.

To view your journal’s reports, just click the “Reports ßeta” tab under the “My Journals” menu item.

Interested in other data, or have a recurring one-click report in mind? We’d love to hear your ideas by sending an email to info@scholasticahq.com

Customized reviewer feedback

Journal account owners can now choose from a wide range of reviewer questions to include on their reviewer forms. Reviewers can be asked a variety of both open-response questions where the reviewer can enter paragraphs of text, as well as Likert scale questions where the reviewer uses a 5-point scale to give feedback with responses ranging from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree”.

To update the questions you want to ask your reviewers, the journal account owner can go to the journal’s “Settings” tab and then click “Reviewer Form” in the subnav.

Easy-To-Read Reviews

We’ve also made it much easier to quickly understand the feedback reviewers give about an article. If you look at past reviews as well as all future reviews, you will see an easily-skimable table with all the ranking/score information, and clearly delineated sections for each open-response question.

Additionally, the top of each review features a very clear header with the reviewer’s overall publication recommendation (“Accept” or “Revise & Resubmit” or “Reject”) and the overall score of 1-5 stars the reviewer gave the manuscript.

You’ll now see links to share journals, issues, and individual articles to popular social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Reddit, and more! The social share links help scholars easily share relevant knowledge to their peers, and also helps authors and journals easily promote their publications. See an example here