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Peer Review, an independent assessment of a research paper by experts in the field, is critical for evaluating a manuscript’s quality and suitability for publication. However, editorial departments often face challenges during the process. They are tasked to churn out high-quality reviews in short time frames and with limited budgets, thus hindering a seamless author/reviewer experience. Straive can help manage the peer review process by augmenting or owning the publishers editorial team.

What sets us apart

With over 15 years of experience supporting our clients’ editorial offices, we are pioneers in providing offshore editorial office support.

Today, we have over 500 editorial office support specialists and 100 SME editorial office support specialists working across the Philippines and India. The team supports over 2 million manuscripts every year for 15 clients working across six peer review systems. We bring an optimal blend of domain expertise, process excellence, and technology to ensure the highest standards of quality, trust, and ethics are followed to maintain the integrity of published literature.

Our peer review support solutions are powered by technology that includes rules-based checks, AI-based recommendations, as well as Robotic Process Automation to ensure the utmost efficiency. We have also integrated our content production tools upstream in content assessment that enables getting content right.

Research Integrity

The Straive Research Integrity team of professionals have extensive experience of the end-to-end peer review cycle and specialize in ensuring the integrity of the published content. Our support architecture is based on cloud technology and comprises a broad range of solutions, assuring the utmost integrity of the research content

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Apart from assistance to authors/reviewers over troubleshooting of issues, we also provide answers to queries around publishing policies and OA charges, and system training for editors.

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Editorial Office Support

Editorial support includes end-to-end support for the peer review process, including review submission, assigning it to reviewers, monitoring the progress by tracking the submissions and deadlines, and chasing editors and authors and MS disposition. It also includes setup and configuration in the peer review system, and database clean-up/updates.

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Transfer Desk

A scalable, independent workflow solution in which manuscripts are analyzed using advanced technology, taking into account submission preferences and any editor or reviewer comments to identify the best journals for the research. Our SME editorial support solutions help editors with more complex processes that involve domain knowledge by connecting them with highly qualified Masters/Doctorate holders with prior experience in publishing research.

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Reviewer Search

Identifying suitable reviewers for the manuscript based on research by our SMEs via databases and various selection rules

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Publishing Assistant

Reviewing of the manuscript by SMEs to help editors and reviewers with desk rejects, transfers or decision support.

Manuscript Assessment

Includes technical assessment, completeness checks, suitability for journals, and enhanced editorial checks consisting of screening of submissions for approval from the ethics committee, trial registration, patient consent, funding, biosafety, and other high-risk areas.

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