Information and support

July 10, 2017 | Tom Murden Electronic Editorial Systems Coordinator

Introducing the new user interface from ScholarOne Manuscripts

From the 10th July, ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M) will be rolling out their new release – v4.21. The sole feature of this release is centred around the new User interface (UI) that reviewers will use. We are keen to provide our editors with some insight into this new element of your S1M sites before you see the change across the system:

S1M has described this improvement as ‘new and cleaner’.…
June 22, 2017 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Reviewer guidelines and best practice

At Taylor & Francis we understand the importance of an effective review when authors choose to submit their research to one of our journals. We work to establish and sustain peer-review integrity on every journal and a vital part of this means ensuring that reviewers have the appropriate resources to carry out their work as efficiently and effectively as possible. The reviewing process varies from journal to journal, but this guide serves as an overview of what’s involved when becoming a reviewer with a Taylor & Francis journal.
May 12, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Turning around turnaround times: peer review timeline strategy

It goes without saying that the peer review process is essential in ensuring the quality of published work; however, it can be a timely system that can often frustrate authors that are awaiting a decision, while editors face the prospect of delayed publication of their journal.…

April 19, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Recognizing reviewers

At Taylor & Francis, we recognize that peer reviewers play an integral role in journal publication. Reviewers invest a huge amount of their time and knowledge in the peer-review process, and as such, we think it’s important to say “thanks.” Read on to find out what we have put in place to show our appreciation …
June 27, 2016 | Joanne Thomas, Projects and Events Coordinator and Emily Jesper, Head of Partnerships and Governance, Sense about Science

Supporting early career researchers

Q&A with Sense about Science

In this virtual Q&A, get to know Sense about Science. What do they get asked the most about peer review? How do they think journal editors can benefit from involving early career researchers in the peer review process? And what are the challenges for ECRs getting involved? Joanne Thomas and Emily Jesper from Sense about Science discuss all this and more.
June 6, 2016 | Gareth Meager Editorial Systems Manager

DMARC email sending policy and how this affects your journal

Changes to email ‘from’ addresses in peer review systems

The peer review systems widely used at Taylor & Francis - both Editorial Manager and ScholarOne Manuscripts – typically operate by sending emails and alerts from the system as if sent by a named user, where the from address and the details do not match. This is known as ‘spoofing’. In legitimate use, spoofing acts as a good way to send emails from within an organization’s server (in this case the peer review systems) but appear to the outside world to be from another person. The ‘from’ address may appear as “” even though the actual domain of the sending server is something else, such as “”. This is the core of DMARC policy, and email providers are now checking to make sure these two domains (the ‘from’ address and the sending server) match so that spammers are not able to ‘spoof’ genuine email as a means to appear more trustworthy.
September 25, 2015 | Helen Talbot, Editorial Systems Coordinator

Editorial Manager: free reporting webinar

Spaces are still available on Aries’ Enterprise Analytics Reporting (EAR) Webinar on September 30. Sign up to this free event and learn how to use this powerful tool to enhance the management of your journal.
August 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Allen Ph.D. student, King's College, London

The next generation of peer reviewers

Getting them involved in the discussion

Who’s the next generation of peer reviewers? Read on to find out why you should be encouraging the early-career researchers you work with to attend the latest Sense about Science workshop (and why we’re supporting them).
May 18, 2015 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Spread the (peer review) word

There’s still time to apply for Sense About Science’s workshop

Simple advice and guidance on peer review is essential for every researcher, and that’s why we’re continuing to support Sense About Science’s free peer review workshops, the first of which (for 2015) is being held in central London on Friday 29 May. Tell your early career researcher friends and colleagues there’s still time to apply, all they need to do is send a CV and covering letter by Friday 22 May.
January 26, 2015 | Victoria Murphy Programme Manager at Sense About Science

Why peer review matters when asking for evidence

Since Sense About Science was set up in 2002, we have been working to popularize an understanding of peer review amongst policy makers, journalists, social influencers, and civic organizations. Peer review may not be a perfect system, but asking if something is peer-reviewed is a good first question in helping people distinguish between science and opinion.
January 14, 2015 | Jade Louch Editorial Systems Coordinator

ScholarOne Manuscripts Optima

ScholarOne Manuscripts Optima is a feature available across all Taylor & Francis and Routledge ScholarOne sites. It integrates elements of ScholarOne Manuscripts with Web of ScienceTM and EndNote from Thomson Reuters to give a range of features to help make the lives of authors, editors, and reviewers easier when using the system.
January 14, 2015 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Supporting authors, reviewers, and editors through peer review: essential resources

Peer review plays an integral role in helping to ensure published research is accurate, trustworthy, and meets the highest standards of research within a given field. It’s an essential part of the publication process for many journals but navigating peer review can seem like a minefield, whether you are a journal editor, someone who reviews papers, or the author.
December 19, 2014 | Lynn Degele Editorial Systems Co-Ordinator

Exporting to production webinars

Our new webinars walk you through completing the necessary steps to export accepted papers to Production from your ScholarOne Manuscripts site.
November 27, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager – Journal Development

Voice of Young Science interview with Victoria Murphy

Supported by Taylor & Francis, Sense About Science’s Voice of Young Science (VoYS) “Peer review: the nuts and bolts” workshops run each year in various locations across the U.K. and are streamed via Google Hangout. We joined some early-career researchers for one of these workshops at the beautiful University of St. Andrews in Fife at the end of November. Leila Jones caught up with Victoria Murphy, Programme Manager at Sense About Science.
November 26, 2014 | Gareth Meager Editorial Systems Manager

“Set my search preferences” on ScholarOne Manuscripts

How to save your search preferences for future use

Searching for and selecting reviewers is a crucial part of the editorial process and using the tools at your disposal within your ScholarOne submission site can make it a much more productive and time-saving process. The “Set my search preferences” option is available at the “select reviewer” step of the workflow and is a way to predetermine and save your own preferences for how you want the search results to be displayed.
August 6, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

What is peer review?

Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a collaborative process that allows manuscripts submitted to a journal to be evaluated and commented upon by independent experts within the same field of research. Find out more about the system and its benefits.
August 1, 2014 | Lynsey Haire, Head of Electronic Editorial Systems

Peer review “match-fixing” & author-suggested reviewers

If you regularly commission peer reviews from referees suggested by authors, then beware the unscrupulous academic who is “match-fixing” the review of their paper. Safeguard the integrity of your peer-review process with these quick and simple checks.
July 31, 2014 | Lynn Degele Editorial Systems Co-Ordinator

Verifying the reviewer’s credentials in the field

Some journals allow authors to suggest preferred reviewers at submission stage. As recent events in the industry have shown, it is essential to verify the authenticity of these reviewers before deciding whether to contact them to review. This article illustrates how you can check each person named in the Preferred Reviewers section of the ScholarOne Manuscripts submission form to reduce the likelihood of system gaming and unethical conduct.
July 11, 2014 | Elena Chirciu, External Peer Review Supervisor Lynn Degele Editorial Systems Co-Ordinator

Checking co-author information

Nip time-consuming authorship disputes in the bud

Unethical authorship practices have become increasingly common in academia in recent years. Inappropriate listing of someone as a co-author may be due to a misunderstanding over what constitutes a contribution worthy of an authorship credit as opposed to an acknowledgment; however the existence of unscrupulous practices such as “gift authorship” raises serious concerns for journal editors.
February 12, 2014 | Lynsey Haire, Head of Electronic Editorial Systems

ScholarOne Manuscripts support

A reminder about the wealth of ScholarOne Manuscripts training materials available for editors and journal staff, designed to put you in control of your own learning.
June 27, 2013 |

ScholarOne Manuscripts

ScholarOne Manuscripts is an online peer review system that allows editors and editorial offices to manage the submission and peer review of articles. Every step of the peer review process can be handled online with minimal effort by the user, allowing more efficient peer review and as a result, faster manuscript processing times.…

June 27, 2013 |

Electronic Editorial Systems at Taylor & Francis

At Taylor & Francis, the majority of our journals use online peer review systems to manage the peer review process. Our dedicated Electronic Editorial Systems Team continues to implement an increasing number of journals onto these systems, with staff located in the U.K., U.S.…

June 27, 2013 |

Editorial Manager

Editorial Manager is an online peer review system that allows editors and editorial offices to manage the submission and peer review of articles. Every step of the peer review process can be handled online with minimal effort by the user, allowing more efficient peer review and, as a result, faster manuscript processing times.…

June 27, 2013 |

Crossref Similarity Check

Crossref Similarity Check, powered by iThenticate, is an initiative designed to help publishers actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly misconduct, and specifically unattributed copying of previously published work. Crossref Similarity Check has a continually expanding database of current and archival scholarly literature allowing in-system access to the relevant full-text literature to screen manuscripts against.…