Press Release: Development Partnership Between STRIATUS/JBJS and Aries Systems will Facilitate Generation of PRE-score - a New Metric Used to Evaluate the Quality of Peer Review Undertaken by Scholarly Journals
Peer review practices vary widely. Consequently readers and research funders lack a convenient and standardized way to assess the quality of peer review undertaken by scholarly journals. In response to this need, STRIATUS/JBJS is developing a transparent metric that will help readers identify journals that conduct ethical and rigorous peer review, called PRE-score.
The PRE-score algorithm uses a variety of inputs such as the number of review cycles to determine the PRE-score for a manuscript. These data inputs are stored in the journal's peer review system such as Aries Systems' Editorial Manager® currently used by more than 5,500 scholarly journals.
Aries Systems and STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. are pleased to announce a development partnership that will allow relevant workflow data to be automatically transferred from Editorial Manager to PRE-score so that the PRE-score can be calculated and published with the manuscript. Aries anticipates that the new functionality will be available to Editorial Manager customers in late 2014.
Aries Systems is known for being on the forefront of new developments in scholarly and scientific publishing, and for producing effective software and interfaces to help publishers meet the needs of a changing environment. By being the first to commit to supporting PRE-score data delivery, Aries further cements its reputation as an innovator in this space.
"Aries has been a strong provider for decades now, but they don't rest on their laurels," said Kent Anderson, CEO/Publisher of STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. "Lyndon Holmes and his staff are very thoughtful about addressing changes in the market, and proactive about adapting to them. We're happy they're the first to pledge to support PRE-score metadata delivery solutions."
Lyndon Holmes, CEO of Aries Systems commented: "Scholarly journals live and die by the quality of their peer review. Now, with PRE-score, they have a way to quantify and improve their processes. We are delighted to be collaborating with STRIATUS/JBJS - it's hard to imagine a group that knows more about peer review and innovation."