Software for Peer-Review Collaboration

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.

Lots of information, few clicks — efficiency

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).

Direct and intuitive — and help is always nearby

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.

Ed­it­Flow was first de­veloped by listen­ing dir­ectly to the ed­it­ors of our own pub­lic­a­tions, then by ad­apt­ing to its grow­ing user-base.

Con­tact us, and we’ll be happy to of­fer you a tour of Ed­it­Flow, or set up a demo in­stance to try it your­self.

Why be one of a thousand clients when you can be a prized partner?

Ed­it­Flow is the ser­vice used by our pub­lic­a­tions and, among oth­ers, by the journ­als of the Amer­ic­an Math­em­at­ic­al So­ci­ety and the Lon­don Math­em­at­ic­al So­ci­ety.

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)

The EditFlow Experience

For Editors

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.

Email Templates

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).

People Database

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.

No Passwords

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.)

For Staff

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.

Beyond Math Journals

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.

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