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Decision Tree for Initial Decisions

Decision Tree for Initial Decisions

Fast Facts:Decision tree charts give unique data that might not be available from other charts, such as a breakout of immediate decisions from other initial decisions. They also show the percentages of each decision type and the actual values. Origin Reports’ Chart of the Month - July:Decision Tree for...

by Abbie FlynnJuly 14, 2021
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How to Design an Effective Editorial Report: Part 4

How to Design an Effective Editorial Report: Part 4

Fast Facts:If possible, editor charts should be included in your report.  It helps the team to understand how the editor assignment loads are changing over time, as well as any editor who might need extra help.Including reviewer charts can give insight into the health of the reviewer pool.  You can...

by Abbie FlynnSeptember 1, 2021
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The How and the Why of Collecting Identity Data: Part 3 Designing the Survey

The How and the Why of Collecting Identity Data: Part 3 Designing the Survey

Fast Facts:When designing a survey to collect identity data, it is vital to carefully design the questions.  You want to ensure that the data you collect matches the goals for how the data will be used.Carefully select the terminology used in your survey to ensure that your meaning is perfectly...

by Abbie FlynnNovember 4, 2021
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The How and the Why of Collecting Identity Data: Part 4 Collecting and Evaluating Identity Data

The How and the Why of Collecting Identity Data: Part 4 Collecting and Evaluating Identity Data

Fast Facts:A journal can collect identity data through its manuscript handling system or by independent software applications.It is important to have realistic expectations regarding the volume of survey responses the journal will be able to collect.When reporting aggregate identity data, be sure to include “did not respond” as a group...

by Abbie FlynnNovember 18, 2021
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The How and the Why of Collecting Identity Data: Part 1

The How and the Why of Collecting Identity Data: Part 1

Fast Facts:There are many data points of interest relating to a journal’s authors and reviewers, including location, whether they have ORCID numbers, their expertise, etc.It is important to attempt to create a reviewer pool at least as diverse as the group of authors who submit to your journal. September...

by Abbie FlynnSeptember 20, 2021
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Using Journal Timing Charts to Improve Manuscript Flow: Part 2

Using Journal Timing Charts to Improve Manuscript Flow: Part 2

Fast Facts:It is also a good idea to break down the various components of the editor role when looking at the time taken.  On average, how long does it take each of your editors to invite the first reviewer on new assignments?  How long does it take them to submit...

by Abbie FlynnFebruary 3, 2022
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Reporting on Editor Performance

Reporting on Editor Performance

Fast Facts:Using an editor performance bubble chart is an excellent way to report several key indicators with just one chart, such as the number of initial decisions per editor, how quickly they reach their initial decisions, and their rejection rate for initial decisions.  Reporting on Editor PerformanceDecember 3, 2021By: Sherrie...

by Abbie FlynnDecember 3, 2021
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Using Journal Timing Charts to Improve Manuscript Flow: Part 1

Using Journal Timing Charts to Improve Manuscript Flow: Part 1

Fast Facts:Timing charts can be used to improve the manuscript flow of submissions for your journal. While the overall statistics of time to initial decision or time to final decision give insight into how the journal is performing relative to previous years, they are often not detailed enough help a...

by Abbie FlynnJanuary 19, 2022
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Submissions Map: Show Your Submissions Data in a More Interesting Way

Submissions Map: Show Your Submissions Data in a More Interesting Way

Fast Facts:Map with an accompanying chart is not only visually exciting but allows you to graphically show the volume of submissions while also providing specific details. Origin Reports’ Chart of the Month - MaySubmissions by Country Map May 19, 2021By: Sherrie Hill & Jason RobertsMost journals are trying to expand...

by Abbie FlynnMay 19, 2021
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Simplified Journal Reporting: You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Again

Simplified Journal Reporting: You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Again

You Know, You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Again   April 21, 2021By: Sherrie Hill & Kristen OverstreetThere are times in our professional lives when we find a tool that is amazing, but the tool requires some time to learn how to use it.  Maybe, it is learning to...

by Abbie FlynnApril 20, 2021
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Understanding Bubble Charts

Understanding Bubble Charts

Fast Facts:Comments in Fast Facts section relate to the % Rejected - Initial Decisions chart above.Bubble size indicates the volume of the item. For example, in the chart above, the large bubble sizes are linked to the number of reject decisions. Bubble color is linked to the scale.  In this example,...

by Abbie FlynnApril 7, 2021
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Diving Deeper into Your  Submission Data

Diving Deeper into Your Submission Data

Fast Facts:It is essential to keep a log of significant events relating to your journal. This information can help you more accurately interpret your submission data at year’s end. For example, many journals will often see increased submissions as a result of specific conferences or related to special issues they...

by Abbie FlynnDecember 22, 2021
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