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A smart editorial board system: an effort to enhance the quality of manuscripts, scientific journals and publishers

Issue: 44(1) February 2018. Essays Pages 10 – 13

Masoud Negahdary
Department of Research and Development, Lexis Publisher, Iran; Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran; Nanomedicine and Nanobiology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


In scientific journals, smart management systems play a crucial role in qualitative progress of publishing. Journals and publishers have different strategies for accepting papers in order to maintain and enhance publishing quality. A new smart and efficient system to manage the editorial board of journals has been implemented and is introduced in this essay. This system is designed on a web-based platform and uses advanced software technologies for needs assessment, designing, and implementation. This system has many advantages, such as: higher quality management of journals and publishers; identifying and ranking editorial board members; evaluating the accuracy of journals; and providing a system for smart scientometrics of journals, publishers, editors and reviewers. This system is designed to be compatible with future extensibility and can be used as a global database for managing an editorial board in journals and publishing houses.

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