July 6, 2015 | Tamara Bowler, Peer Review Coordinator

Required reviewers – customizing for the exception, not the rule


Inspired by frequently asked questions from editors, our dedicated EES (Electronic Editorial Systems) team share their top tips on getting the best out of your peer review management system. In this post, how do you change the minimal number of reviewers necessary to complete the review stage of a manuscript? Read on.

Our online editorial systems are set up with a minimal number of reviewers necessary to complete the review stage of a manuscript. How do you change that, for example, when the reviewers completely disagree in their reports? Or one of them does not properly substantiate their evaluation? In both S1M and EM the number of reviewers can be adjusted on an individual manuscript basis. This means two can be changed to three, three to four, etc., and the review process will not be considered complete until all reviews have been submitted.

  • For S1M the option is found on the far right – in a separate box on the “select reviewer” page the specifics for the reviewer selection can be amended. Always remember to save the changes.

  • For EM this will be on the “reviewer selection” page under review settings. Again, always save the changes.

Published: July 6, 2015 | Author: Tamara Bowler, Peer Review Coordinator | Category: Front page, Managing my journal, News and ideas, Peer review | Tagged with: