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.
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.
Our areas of support comprise
Includes technical assessment, completeness checks, suitability for journals, and enhanced editorial checks consisting of screening of submissions for approval from the ethics committee, ... Read More trial registration, patient consent, funding, biosafety, and other high-risk areas. Read Less
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.
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, ... Read More and chasing editors and authors and MS disposition. It also includes setup and configuration in the peer review system, and database clean-up/updates. Read Less
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 ... Read More 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. Read Less
Identifying suitable reviewers for the manuscript based on research by our SMEs via databases and various selection rules.
Reviewing of the manuscript by SMEs to help editors and reviewers with desk rejects, transfers or decision support.
Here’s how we tackle the opportunity to increase author goodwill by routing rejected manuscripts to appropriate journals within a publisher’s portfolio.
Straive provides reviewer selection service as part of peer review administration support for a leading journal publisher.