Journal setting: Setting target number of reviewers for a manuscriptLast Updated: Apr 07, 2017 04:37PM CDT

Imagine that you had a world-class, personal assistant who would sort through all of the submissions you're managing on your behalf and notify you of the ones that need your attention. At Scholastica, we offer a configuration option that offers a similar experience to help you easily identify manuscripts that may need your attention (e.g. to invite more reviewers or make a decision). 

Often journals set a target number of reviews they aim to receive before making a publication decision on a given manuscript. For example, a journal may set a target of 3 reviews, meaning they plan to receive at least 3 reviews before making a decision. Setting a target helps ensure all articles receive sufficient feedback before making a final publication decision. 

To receive a weekly email with manuscripts that have fewer than your "target" number of reviewers and manuscripts that are ready for a decision because they have the correct number of submitted reviews, you'll follow these steps:
  1. Log into Scholastica and navigate to 'My Journals' > 'Settings' > 'Configuration Options'
  2. Scroll down to the 'Journal Workflow Options' header
  3. Toggle on the configuration option shown below and titled "I want to receive at least __ reviews before making a decision"

Once you've turned on this configuration option, the assigned editor for that manuscript will receive an email once a week that looks similar to this:

Target number of reviewers email

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