Thomson Reuters Announces ScholarOne Journal Triathlon Champion

Thrombosis & Haemostasis wins virtual contest celebrating agility, speed and endurance of scholarly journals

Dec 17, 2013, 08:00 ET from Thomson Reuters

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the winner of the inaugural ScholarOne® Journal Triathlon, an online contest designed to celebrate and recognize the innovative practices of scholarly research journals.

Thrombosis and Haemostasis was named Journal Triathlon Champion from among 27 total submissions. As Champion, Thrombosis and Haemostasis will speak on the procedures that have kept them ahead of the ever-changing scholarly publishing industry at the Thomson Reuters ScholarOne User Conference, April 10-11 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA. To learn more about Thrombosis and Haemostasis' award-winning practices, visit Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch to read an interview with the Managing Editor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Dr. Elinor Switzer.

"We are delighted to have been named the first-ever ScholarOne Journal Triathlon Champion," said Elinor Switzer, managing editor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. "It's an honor to be recognized by our peers and Thomson Reuters for our publishing process."

South Asian Journal of Management Sciences was awarded second place and Al-Shajarah third in recognition of their approaches toward advancing the publishing process.

The ScholarOne Journal Triathlon is a global, virtual tournament designed to have scholarly journals compete in the areas of agility, speed and endurance, attributes essential for successful publications. The contest is comprised of three stages of competition to honor the scholarly journal community's most novel publishing practices:

  • 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

The top three journals receiving the most public votes in each leg of the competition advanced to the finals to compete for the coveted spot of Journal Triathlon Champion, determined by a panel of Thomson Reuters judges.

"We are excited to honor Thrombosis and Haemostasis and to help raise awareness of their pioneering publishing methods," said Jasper Simons, vice president of Thomson Reuters Scientific and Scholarly Research business. "We would like to thank all of the journals that participated in the ScholarOne Journal Triathlon. The contest provided an excellent platform for all us to learn from each other and to showcase the many innovations happening within the scholarly publishing community."

The ScholarOne Journal Triathlon coincided with the recent 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 a competitive advantage by integrating internal tools and industry platforms using ScholarOne's standard application programming interfaces (APIs) 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.

Learn more about ScholarOne Web Services.

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