Institute of Physics and Thomson Reuters Collaborate to Manage Significant Growth in Scientific Article Submissions

Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:30am EST

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Organization manages substantial increase in article submissions through ScholarOne solution


PHILADELPHIA, February 28, 2013 - The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters
http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/ , the world's leading provider of intelligent information
for businesses and professionals, announced today that it is working with IOP Publishing, part of
the Institute of Physics, to provide its Thomson Reuters http://scholarone.com/ ScholarOne
http://scholarone.com/ (R) solution for handling the Institute's substantial increase in article
submissions.

IOP Publishing has undertaken a comprehensive review of its editorial provisions in the last year.
The decision to integrate ScholarOne, the industry-leading, peer-review management solution for
publishers, into its submission process is in line with the company's mission to provide the best
possible publishing service to its authors, referees and publishing partners. IOP Publishing will
use ScholarOne to quickly bring its communities additional functionality, such as deep links for
referees and authors and improved access for board members and editors. 

"The decision to move from our existing internal system to ScholarOne came in response to our
company's significant growth in submissions. The number of articles we publish has almost doubled
in recent times and that number will continue to grow," said Graham McCann, head of product
management and innovation, IOP Publishing. "We have selected Thomson Reutersto support our growth
and to provide our publishing partners with the best possible experience in managing the
peer-review process." 

ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM, a suite of tools and services from ScholarOne, will assist IOP
Publishing by allowing for a more flexible approach to resource management and providing a wider
variety of management options of peer review for partner titles. The solution will be implemented
on a journal-by-journal basis throughout 2013. 
  
"We are pleased to join forces with IOP Publishing during this remarkable period of innovation and
scholarship in the physical sciences," said Gordon Macomber, managing director of Scientific &
Scholarly Research at Thomson Reuters. "As the world leader in the publishing of academic
management solutions, Thomson Reuters is committed to ensuring that IOP Publishing can serve the
fast-growing physical science fields with best-in-class technology that simplifies the peer review
process for IOP's internal team and their world class researchers and scholars."  

ScholarOne Manuscripts http://scholarone.com/products/manuscript/ is an innovative peer-review and
online submission program for scholarly publishers. It offers publishers the ability to balance
the need for comprehensive information gathering with an author's desire to quickly submit an
article. ScholarOne Manuscriptsintegrates manuscript invitation, submission, correspondence,
reviewer management, reporting and user data management within one intuitive platform.

Learn more about ScholarOne http://scholarone.com/  and why it is the chosen solution for IOP
Publishing. 

IOP Publishing
IOP Publishing provides publications through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed
worldwide.  

IOP Publishing is part of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society promoting physics
and physical science and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all. Any financial
surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to support science through the activities of the Institute. 

Beyond the company's core journals program, high-value scientific information is made easily
accessible through an ever-evolving portfolio of community websites, magazines, conference
proceedings and a multitude of electronic services. IOP Publishing is focused on making the most
of new technologies and continually improving electronic interfaces to make it easier for
researchers to find exactly what they need, when they need it, in the format that suits them best.
Go to ioppublishing.org http://www.ioppublishing.org/ .

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