Clarivate Analytics and UNSILO partner to power ScholarOne with AI

Clarivate Analytics and UNSILO partner to power ScholarOne with AI

Philadelphia, USA: October 3rd 2018  – Today, Clarivate Analytics and UNSILO announce a partnership to pilot artificial intelligence capabilities in ScholarOne, Clarivate Analytics’ leading submission and review system.


Adoption of artificial intelligence during submission and peer review has been slow. UNSILO and Clarivate Analytics aim to change that by rapidly developing and testing UNSILO’s Manuscript Evaluation features in ScholarOne. The pilot will focus on decision support features for editors, improving the performance of paper screening with the potential to save millions of hours in peer review time 1.


It is the first step in an ambitious effort to push the boundaries of applying artificial intelligence to help people evaluate content before and after submission to publications. It will evolve the role of ScholarOne in the scholarly domain from a workflow system to decision support, and leverage a number of unique Clarivate Analytics’ capabilities and expertise.


Together, UNSILO and Clarivate will explore ways AI can automate manual processes and provide deeper insights to support decision making.  UNSILO and Clarivate Analytics will jointly reveal some very early pilot designs and demonstrate real-time functioning software during Frankfurt Book Fair, October 11-14.


Keith Collier, Managing Director, Publisher Services, Clarivate Analytics said,

Peer review is the cornerstone of scientific publication. The combination of UNSILO’s AI expertise with Clarivates’s data and workflows has significant potential for improving the peer review process, saving time while also increasing the efficiency of the peer review process.


Thomas Laursen, CEO of UNSILO, commented:

“The growth of research output will challenge the sustainability of traditional peer review models if we do not augment and strengthen people’s screening capabilities. UNSILO Manuscript Evaluation will support the  human capacity for manuscript preparation; reduce time to publication; and scale the screening of content, both pre and post-submission.”



Notes for Editors

From 2015-2017, there were 5.5M articles submitted to ScholarOne journals. The outcomes were:

  • 40% were rejected with no peer review (2.2M)
  • 27% were rejected after peer review (1.5M)
  • 33% were accepted (1.8M)

Using AJE measures (, that is over 6M hours worth of wasted peer reviews on S1, not counting editor time


About ScholarOne: ScholarOne provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferences. The ScholarOne web-based applications enable publishers and societies to manage the submission, peer review, production, and publication process more efficiently and access intelligent information to help make strategic decisions. For more information, please visit


About Clarivate Analytics: Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor, and Techstreet. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company on a bold entrepreneurial mission to help our clients radically reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit


About UNSILO: UNSILO is an artificial intelligence software company that develops advanced tools for text understanding and processing. UNSILO tools deliver dramatic workflow improvements by reducing processing time, while at the same time improving quality and accuracy. The UNSILO Document Enrichment service forms the basis of over 20 separate functional solutions and APIs for publishers, including identifying trending topics as they emerge, automated collections, locating precise relatedness, and now manuscript evaluation. UNSILO works with world-leading information services in research to improve discoverability across their platforms and internal publishing processes. For more information, visit


Media contacts:

Jessica Stanek, External Communications Manager,  Clarivate Analytics.

Neil Blair Christensen, Sales Director, Americas, UNSILO,

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