As we approach the end of the year, editorial office staff are beginning to think about their journals’ 2021 submission volume and how it compared to previous years. Submission volume for a journal can be a critical indicator of a journal’s health, but the actual submission number is just the surface information. We can dive deeper into the data and find trends that can be used to steer a journal in new directions.
For a journal office, it is very important to understand how each of your editors is performing. Are all of your editors evaluating manuscripts in the same way? Are some of the editors slower than the bulk of the editors? Are some of your editors over or underutilized? In Origin Reports, we have developed a chart that presents all this information in both graphical and tabular form.