DataSalon launches PaperStack – a major new editorial reporting service

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DataSalon announced today the launch of a major new service, building on close collaboration with scholarly publishers and editorial workflow solutions providers to create the most comprehensive reporting suite for all aspects of the editorial process – so helping publishers to develop the most effective publishing programme possible in a fast-changing environment.

PaperStack is a brand-new, cloud-based system which provides publishers with a complete overview of all their scholarly submissions activities. User-friendly reports cover submission rates, articles in review, acceptance rates, turnaround times to first/final decisions, speed of publication, numbers of revisions/reviewers, geographical spread of authors and reviewers, and more. All of this can be broken down in detail by facets including subject area, journal, article type, publishing model, funder, OA deal, and author institution.

PaperStack is the first and only solution providing full out-of-the-box API integration with both ScholarOne and Aries Editorial Manager. This means there is almost zero publisher overhead to get up and running with PaperStack.

As a standard part of the service, data from peer review systems is also automatically linked and enhanced using industry data from GRID or Ringgold, Funder Registry, ORCID, and Crossref – all helping to maximise reporting insights. This results in a clean, standardised and comprehensive cross-journal view, available at the institutional, funder, author, and article level.

In an increasingly competitive market, and with Open Access growing at a faster rate, having a centralised view of the entire publishing process is more important than ever before. Being able to measure the efficiency of editorial processes – against the backdrop of changing business models – is vital for generating quality submissions and developing an effective publishing programme.

Two of the world’s largest scholarly publishers have already signed up to the service as early adopters, and reports will continue to be added and enhanced to keep pace with emerging publisher requirements.

Nick Andrews, Managing Director of DataSalon commented: “The growth of Open Access means most publishers now have a pressing need for better insight into the submissions side of the business. PaperStack provides a low-risk route to get up and running quickly, with our ScholarOne and Editorial Manager integrations ensuring almost zero overhead. This means publishers can leave all of the data work to us, and focus on using our reports to deliver an efficient and successful editorial programme.