Essential Features for a Scholarly Journal Content Management and Peer Review Software

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Fatima Sheikh Shoaie ; Mehdi Husseini (2010)
  • Publisher: Iranian Research Institute for Information and Technology
  • Journal: Iranian Journal of Information Processing & Management (issn: 2251-8223, eissn: 2251-8231)
  • Subject: Scientific Peer Review process | software | content management | expert assessment | Knowledge management | ICT | Bibliography. Library science. Information resources | Z

  The present study investigates the software used in scientific journals for content management and peer review, in order to identify the essential features. These softwares are analyzed and presented in tabular format. A questionnaire was prepared and submitted to a panel composed of 15 referees, editor in chief, software designers and researchers. The essential features for a software managing the review process were divided into three groups with populations of 10-15, 5-10 and 0-5 respectively. The majority of peer review process software features, in view of panelists, fell into a group of features with a population of 10-15. Finally it should be said that the features represented by the first group must be taken into account when designing or purchasing a peer review software. The second tier features (with population of 5-10) are recommended given journal's status and capabilities. The third tier features were altogether discounted due to low population
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