ScholarOne Manuscripts Ideas

ScholarOne Manuscripts Ideas is a community forum for clients to engage with each other and with the ScholarOne Product team around ways to improve the platform experience. Ideas submitted in this forum are useful in surfacing themes and items of critical importance to our users, prioritizing roadmap initiatives, and fine-tuning feature development.

Automatically close any open reviewer invites when the required amount of reviewevers have agreed

It would be useful to be able to configure the automatic closing of open reviewer invites once the required amount of reviewers have agreed to look at a paper. It is usually not necessary to obtain more than the required amount of reviews for any given paper (unless the editor chooses to do so, in the case of deadlock, for example). When extra reviewers agree to look at a paper we have two options: 1) wait for the review to come in out of courtesy (adding time on to an often already lengthy review process) 2) make a decision and trigger the 'review no longer required' email. Naturally, telling reviewers that we no longer want their review after they may have been working on it, and mostly (though not always) for free, sometimes causes negative reactions from reviewers. This wastes both editor and reviewer time. It would be great to be able to prevent this in the first instance by not allowing more than is necessary to agree.
  • Sven Molter
  • Sep 30 2016
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