Professional peer review co-ordination for journals
The Editorial Hub offers efficient, effective and timely support for publishers, institutions and societies. We pride ourselves on integrating with your teams, supporting a fast turnaround whenever possible, and offering not only co-ordination of the peer-review process but also administration tasks to support journal editors and the editorial board. Client satisfaction is at the centre of what we do.
Our team of freelance managing editors are professional and highly experienced, guided by the directors who have a broad and diverse range of experience in the publishing industry.
We pride ourselves on delivering what is required in a prompt, attentive and professional manner.
A Guide to our Services – What we do:
Peer review management
Work closely with editors to ensure manuscripts move through the peer review process as swiftly as possible. Our expertise with using online journal management systems means we are also able to assist editors and authors with resolving system-related problems.
Journal mailbox management
Handle all administrative related correspondence, including author enquiries, reviewer extension requests and undeliverable email notifications. This leaves the editors free to focus on the research.
Collate and analyse statistics, such as submission numbers, processing times, and rejection rates. We create easy to understand reports ready for board review and discussion.
Transitioning accepted manuscripts
Develop a close relationship with production editors to ensure a seamless transition for accepted papers and manuscripts from the end of peer review to the start of the publication process.
Identify experts as potential reviewers, thereby relieving some of the pressure of running a busy journal for the editors.
Board meeting attendance and minute taking
Attend meetings and take minutes, if required, in order to offer insights from our experience of the scholarly and academic publishing industry.
General administration and trouble-shooting
Keep on top of the day-to-day running of the journal and work with editors, authors, and reviewers to ensure that the peer review process runs smoothly.
Additional support services
In addition to providing a permanent standard journal service, The Editorial Hub can:
- step in at short notice to offer temporary cover for holidays, sickness, and maternity leave
- work with any bespoke peer review management system
- provide in-house editorial training to ease the transition from manual or spreadsheet submission to online peer review systems.
Online Journal Management Systems
We work with online management systems to offer a digitally-focussed and globally accessible service. We are proud to work with services hosted on Ingenta Connect and its sister site, Ingenta Open. We are also highly experienced with many of the top journal management systems, including Editorial Manager, ScholarOne Manuscripts, Open Journal Systems, and eJournalPress.
Books, Conference Proceedings and More
Although we specialise in peer review administration for journals, we also offer our services for books, conference proceedings, and books of abstracts.