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

Help your journal run more efficiently and reduce the risk of manuscripts slipping through the cracks! If you have any questions, please email us at support@scholasticahq.com . 
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