One place to manage every step in peer review

All the tools you need to manage peer review at your journal in a central platform.

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Tired of tackling endless manuscript-related emails? You don't have to.

Start and store all peer review communication right on Scholastica using manuscript Discussions. You can send a Discussion message to anyone — reviewer, editor, or author - and all responses to that Discussion will be saved on Scholastica, next to the manuscript it’s about. View and respond to Discussions on Scholastica or via email.

You can also use customizable message templates to quickly send recurring communications, such as reviewer invitations and author decisions.

Stop worrying about manuscripts falling through the cracks

The Manuscripts Table offers a bird's-eye view of all your journal's submissions and the editors assigned to them, so you always know what’s going on at your journal. From the Manuscripts Table you can easily:

  • Assign manuscripts to editors
  • Search and sort manuscripts by author, title, date submitted, and stage in review
  • Organize manuscripts with custom tags

Keeping track of peer reviewers doesn't have to be a chore

As you invite peer reviewers to your journal their review activity will be automatically stored on Scholastica where you can:

  • Quickly see the availability and performance history of your peer reviewers
  • Customize your journal's review forms to ensure you get the comments you need
  • Automate reminders, including reviewer invitation reminder emails, to keep reviewers on task
  • Organize your peer reviewers based on specialty using custom tags

Catch bottlenecks in peer review before they occur

Scholastica's real-time journal performance analytics show you high-level stats you can use to assess and improve your peer review process like:

  • Average manuscripts per editor
  • Average time to manuscript decision
  • Days to decision by editor
  • Average acceptance rate and rejection rate
  • Frequency of submissions over time

Manage file versions

Need to add or update files for a submissions? — no problem. With Scholastica editors can add and edit files to their hearts' content!

administrative tasks

Keep your authors, editors, and reviewers on track with automated notifications for assignments and deadlines including article assignments, review requests, R&R requests and more.

Control blindness

Easily designate single and double blind submissions and specify the information authors and reviewers are able to see, to ensure that everyone only has access to what they should.

Answer authors' questions
before they ask.

Help your authors stay on top of their submissions by enabling automatic author notifications. Notifications let authors know when their papers have been received and where they are in peer review.

Need a place to publish your open access journal? Look no further.

Easily move articles from peer review to publication when you use Scholastica Peer Review and Scholastica Open Access Publishing together.

  • Host your articles on a customizable website you can quickly create yourself
  • Publish articles accepted during peer review in a few clicks
  • Upload back articles and issues with ease
  • Professionalize your journal presence with Scholastica’s advanced PDF reader and journal website design

Plus new features all the time!

We're always looking for ways to make your user experience better. Check out our latest improvements for authors and editors:

Check out all the New Features posts on our blog!

Learn how you can start using Scholastica to manage your journal