ScholarOne Manuscripts Ideas

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Automatically close/unassign reviewer tasks if the deadline is missed

We find that a percentage of our reviewers fail to report, despite accepting the invitation and getting various reminders. To save the articles getting held up for too long in these cases, it would be very useful to have a way to automatically close the task and unassign the reviewer x days after the deadline so that the editors are prompted to invite new people. (Where x can be set by the journal.) Ideally it would work in a similar way to the 'auto-decline' setting on the Invite step.
  • Sven Molter
  • Sep 30 2016
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  • Abdul Hakkim commented
    3 Sep, 2019 07:05am

    This would really help in avoiding papers pending for long term with reviewers. Ease the follow up for journal offices. 

  • Bharathi Sriram commented
    3 Sep, 2019 04:10am

    This is a really helpful feature and Editorial Manager already has this feature.

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    Sven Molter commented
    26 Aug, 2019 02:54pm

    Hi All,

    Thank you so much for the feedback. I have kept an eye on this idea and appreciate the comments. While we don't have immediate plans to make updates in this area I can definitely see the value and will bring it up as an item for future consideration.

    Warmest Regards,

  • Sarah Fewkes commented
    26 Aug, 2019 02:48pm

    I'm desperate for you to add this functionality!  A number of my journals really suffer from this problem and valuable time is lost with manual workarounds.

  • Hannah Wakley commented
    23 Aug, 2019 10:34am

    We can already do this in Editorial Manager - it would be useful to have the same functionality for my ScholarOne journal!

  • Guest commented
    21 Aug, 2019 08:20pm

    This feature would be extremely helpful in avoiding seriously long delays due to agreed reviewers never submitting their reviews.

  • commented
    21 Aug, 2019 08:12pm

    This would be so useful! Currently, I have to create a workaround using various emails and then manually unassign/close the review. Please add this functionality! 

  • Michelle Bayman commented
    21 Aug, 2019 06:56pm

    Please create this! Would be game changing!

  • Stefan commented
    27 Jul, 2019 04:59am

    Will this catch / remedy the cases as welll, where the review has been started but not completed (usually because a required question was not filled in, and the warning was overlooked). We  dont want these to be closed, the reviewer needs to be informed and receive guidance about the final step. 

  • Guest commented
    26 Jul, 2019 03:58pm

    This would be an extremely helpful addition!

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