EditFlow is a web application supporting the peer-review workflow of research journals. It automates the routine aspects of publishing, offers a streamlined and powerful interface, and saves you time and energy.
EditFlow is ideal for journals with collaborative decision-making — it presents a bird’s-eye view of the journal’s whole pipeline, then quickly gets out of your way so you can dig in and do your work efficiently.
Our software service is well suited to most processes of selection by peer review, and can be further customized to fit your needs and procedures. In particular, EditFlow makes it easy to implement and manage complex editorial workflows (bi-cameral editorial board, voting, sectioning by subject areas, etc).
We’re also proud of the quality of our prompt customer support: we’re an email away from users, ready to provide help, implement customizations, or guide you by screen-sharing and video-chat.
Contact us, and we’ll be happy to offer you a tour of EditFlow, or set up a demo instance to try it yourself.
Staff and mathematicians at the LMS looked at several companies to provide an online submission and paper-management system. We were struck by MSP’s unique expertise in understanding the needs of editors and authors on mathematics journals and the reasonable price. Since the move to EditFlow in mid-2011, the service provided by the MSP staff has been first class.
Susan Hezlet(Publisher, London Mathematical Society)
We developed EditFlow to serve the needs of editors. Experience taught us that the growth of successful journals with high standards depends on editorial boards who are engaged, not burdened with routine chores or asked to adapt to a cumbersome interface; after all, other journals do compete for their time and effort.
Academics are busy people who would rather think about their research than fuss with software. EditFlow takes this seriously: It is designed to get out of your way and let you do your work. It starts by offering a global picture of the editorial process, and minimizes the number of clicks needed to review detailed information or perform an action.
EditFlow allows an editor to not only modify the text of each outgoing email, but also personalize and save for future use the template itself that generates that class of emails (e.g., the several acceptance, rejection, referee-request variants).
As an option, EditFlow can be given access to an extensive list of mathematicians, most useful when editors seek referees. Alternatively, we can keep your journal’s data completely isolated, even on a separate, dedicated server.
The more infrequent users of the system (authors and referees) are not asked to register and then remember yet another login and password; instead, EditFlow allows their authentication by using unique tokens they received by email. (Regular usernames/passwords are also available, and are the rule for decision-makers.)
EditFlow offers a suite of statistical reports and spreadsheets, and we can easily add new ones. A lot of information can be extracted from EditFlow’s underlying SQL database, and we can teach EditFlow to extract it and put it at your staff's fingertips.
While EditFlow was originally developed for mathematics journals, it’s an excellent fit to the workflow of any peer-reviewed scientific publication. Our web service is also well suited to managing other types of workflows centered around selection by peer review. For example, the U.S. National Security Agency’s Mathematical Sciences Program uses EditFlow to manage the selection of research grant proposals.