Scopus integrated directly into editors' and reviewers' workflow
Elsevier enhances its annual peer review of 500,000 articles by embedding Scopus into EES, Elsevier's Editorial SystemElsevier announced today that all editors and reviewers using EES, Elsevier's online submission and peer-review system will benefit from the integration of Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database of research information and quality internet sources. Elsevier's 7,000 editors now enjoy unlimited access to Scopus, while Elsevier's network of 200,000 reviewers receive a month's access to further support them during the peer review process. Scopus' user-friendly search bar is embedded directly in the EES system, enabling reviewers to instantly locate an author's related articles and references as well as track citations.
Merv Fingas, head of the Emergencies Science Division at Canada's Environmental Technology Center in Ottawa, Ontario and Editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials remarks, "Scopus is a great asset to my journal work. I use it all the time to find reviewers – in fact, I have stopped using my own database of reviewers as I find Scopus much more effective."
Launched in 2003, EES is an online submission and peer-review system which enhances the journal publication process by providing a seamless end-to-end online workflow. Herman van Campenhout, CEO Science & Technology, Elsevier, adds "Since EES recently welcomed its thousandth journal to the system; we are pleased to report that the time needed for the complete editorial process – from submission to acceptance – has been reduced by almost 9 weeks. Adding Scopus underscores our ongoing commitment to our reviewers and editors with best-in-class publishing services."
"EES and Scopus are a natural fit. Making Scopus accessible to our reviewers and editors is a significant step in Elsevier's commitment to support the research community in the fundamentally important task of peer review" says Jaco Zijlstra, Director of Scopus.
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest and easiest to use navigation tool ever built. Scopus is designed and developed with over 300 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 14,000 titles from 4,000 different publishers, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also integrates web & patent searches directly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit www.info.scopus.com.
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