The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a scholarly community e-program, the ScholarOne® Journal Triathlon, to celebrate and recognize the innovative accomplishments of research journals. The Triathlon begins Monday, September 9.
The inaugural ScholarOne Journal Triathlon is a virtual tournament designed to have journals compete in three categories: agility, speed and endurance, attributes essential for successful publications. The competition will comprise of the following events and honor the scholarly community’s most innovative journals:
· Swim (Agility): the ability of a journal to validate it is accepting the right papers
· Bike (Speed): how quickly a journal implements ways to increase its efficiency
· Run (Endurance): the longevity of a journal and how it seamlessly adapts its processes to stay competitive in an ever-changing industry
Beginning Monday, September 9, nominations can be made via Twitter @ScholarOneNews and on the ScholarOne Journal Triathlon web page. Anyone from the publishing or scholarly communities is eligible to vote. The top three journals receiving the most votes in each leg of the competition will move to the finals, to compete for the coveted spot of Journal Triathlon Champion. As Champion, the journal will receive a speaking slot at the ScholarOne User Conference, among other things. Complete contest details and terms and conditions can be found on the contest website and @ScholarOneNews.
“The ScholarOne Journal Triathlon seeks to recognize and reward scholarly journals demonstrating excellence in agility, speed and endurance,” said Jasper Simons, vice president of Thomson Reuters Scholarly and Scientific Research. “We are excited to host this unique competition to raise awareness for the innovative work taking place within the scholarly research community.
The competition coincides with the upcoming release of Thomson Reuters ScholarOne Web Services, the industry’s only scalable, enterprise-wide solution for integration with peer-reviewed recommendations based on the Web of Science®.
ScholarOne Web Services will allow publishers and associations to maintain competitive advantage by integrating internal tools and industry platforms using ScholarOne’s standard application programming interface (API) for single sign on and linking to external resources, such as ORCID and FundRef for standardized, consistent data exchange. Users will also be able to extend their connectivity with Reviewer Locator, cutting-edge functionality that will search Thomson Reuters Web of Science® for uniquely qualified peer reviewer recommendations.