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Calendar reminders for reviewers

It would be really useful if the system were able to incorporate a 'calendar reminder' functionality whereby when a reviewer accepted an invitation to review a manuscript, an email is sent to them to ask them if they wanted to put a reminder in their calendar for when the task is due. This would certainly be  helpful to reviewers and may serve to reduce the journal's response times if reviewers actually submitted their reports on time.
  • Sven Molter
  • Sep 29 2016
  • Coming Soon
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  • Raul Roman commented
    June 19, 2017 15:55

    I'd like to follow-up this matter. Is there any news with this feature?

  • Sean Cash commented
    October 11, 2017 20:01

    Absolutely, this would be a great benefit. I think many reviewers are late with reviews because they forget they have them - anything that simplifies task tracking for our reviewers can make a big difference. This seems to be a fairly straightforward software feature that can be added with huge potential upside for some journals. Please include this!

  • Admin
    Sven Molter commented
    October 12, 2017 11:58

    Appreciate the suggestions here. We are reviewing this suggestion but have no concrete plans, at this time, to add this to the product.

  • Diana Epstein commented
    October 12, 2017 12:11

    This would be a good idea!  We manage other journals on Aries Editorial Manager and this has helped the reviewers immensely-Scholar 1 - with 195 votes to implement - the competition has implemented this already....

  • rudiweiblen@gmail.com commented
    October 12, 2017 19:20

    Fantastic we really need it.

  • jacobs.s@ieee.org commented
    October 17, 2017 18:15

    Hi Sven,

    Per the email sent and the notification that this idea is now "Coming Soon", do you have a target release? Thanks!

  • Admin
    Sven Molter commented
    October 17, 2017 18:27

    Hi,


    We just met about this and we're hoping to have this out in our Spring 2018 release.


    Thanks,
    Sven

  • jacobs.s@ieee.org commented
    October 17, 2017 19:13

    Thank you for your prompt reply!