Thomson Scientific, ScholarOne and Blackwell Publishing have announced a collaboration to provide authors, editors and reviewers with tools designed to enhance each stage of the manuscript review process. These tools will integrate elements of ScholarOne Manuscript Central with Web of Science and EndNote (from Thomson Scientific) making it possible for authors to create their manuscript in EndNote and then submit it for review using Manuscript Central. Additionally, reviewers and editors using Manuscript Central will have one-click access to times cited, related records and links to the full record in Web of Science from manuscripts, to help make the review process more efficient.
New task-focused tools developed for Manuscript Central will interact in real time with the Web of Science so editors can easily find reviewers and check references for completeness and reviewers can place an author's new work in its entire research context with a single click. Blackwell Publishing will collaborate in the application of these innovative tools before they are made available to the publishing community at a later date.
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