Springer Publishing Company Moves Complete Journal Portfolio to ScholarOne

Nursing, medical, and behavioral sciences publisher will benefit from integrated peer review services from the Web of Science Group

London, UK, September 19, 2019 – The Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, is proud to announce that Springer Publishing Company, the innovative nursing, behavioral and health sciences, and medical publisher is moving its manuscript submission and peer review system to ScholarOne. The new agreement covers all of Springer Publishing Company’s journals.

ScholarOne offers comprehensive workflow management solutions for academic journals, conferences and books. It enables organizations to improve their profiles with authors and reviewers, reduce submission-to-acceptance time, and lower infrastructure costs.

Adam Etkin, Executive Editor for Journals at Springer Publishing Company, says: “When considering a new provider for our peer review system, it was important to choose an innovative and publisher-independent organization to handle the most important services for our research community. The Web of Science Group was a natural choice based on innovations we have seen with ScholarOne and Publons. While there are common pain points shared by all journals, we have a variety of journals with different workflows and needs. Journals such as Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, Violence & Victims, and Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy conduct thorough peer review, but their approach to that end can differ.”

The agreement includes Publons Reviewer Recognition and Reviewer Connect services, which integrate seamlessly with ScholarOne. Publons makes it simple to expand the peer reviewer pool for a journal, and also to highlight the crucial contributions reviewers make to the entire research community. In addition, Springer Publishing will have access to new AI-driven article scanning features in ScholarOne, which will simplify editors’ workloads.

Keith Collier, Managing Director, Publisher Services at the Web of Science Group, says: “We’re proud that Springer Publishing Company has chosen ScholarOne and the Web of Science Group. We look forward to working with them to improve their experience, from submission to acceptance. Transforming your submission system by changing providers can be a daunting prospect, but we are working together to ensure a truly seamless transition.”

ScholarOne and Springer Publishing teams will follow a proven strategy that includes site migration planning, quality assurance, and onboarding. Rollout of Springer Publishing journals on ScholarOne and Publons will begin this year.


Notes to editors

Media Contacts

Amy Bourke-Waite
Director of External Communications, Web of Science Group

Adam Etkin
Executive Editor, Journals, Springer Publishing Company

About Springer Publishing Company
With over 65 years in the industry, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative nursing, medical, and behavioural sciences publisher. In addition to a portfolio of respected peer reviewed journals, our books have won numerous awards, from the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards, to the ALA Choice Awards and the highly selective AAP PROSE Awards. In everything we do, Springer Publishing Company is passionate about providing the best journals, textbooks, professional reference and clinical books, apps, and digital products to students, instructors, and professionals. For more information, please visit www.springerpub.com.

About Web of Science Group
Web of Science Group organizes the world’s research information to enable academia, corporations, publishers and governments accelerate the pace of research. It is powered by the Web of Science – the world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform. Its many well-known brands also include Converis, EndNote, Kopernio, Publons, ScholarOne and the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). The ‘university’ of Web of Science Group, ISI maintains the knowledge corpus upon which the index and related information and analytical content and services are built; it disseminates that knowledge externally through events, conferences and publications and it carries out research to sustain, extend and improve the knowledge base. The Web of Science Group is a Clarivate Analytics company. www.webofsciencegroup.com. @webofscience

About Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE:CCC; CCC.WS) is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. 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 on a bold entrepreneurial mission to help customers reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit clarivate.com.

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