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Happy Holidays from Origin Reports

Happy Holidays from Origin Reports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fchULd5pe9QDecember 8, 2022During the busy holiday season, we often feel like a hamster stuck in a maze of responsibilities. We hope you reach the end of your maze this year, and in the meantime let this video brighten up your day! Happy holidays from Origin Reports! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn WhatsApp

by Sherrie HDecember 8, 2022
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Understanding Box Plots

Understanding Box Plots

Fast Facts:Box plots give your audience a visual representation of the most frequently occurring value as well as the spread in your dataDisplaying critical statistics on a box plot makes information easier to digest than reading the same information on a crowded tableBox plots allow you to quickly compare two...

by Sherrie HNovember 17, 2022
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Outliers, Consistency and Context: the Importance of Reporting Variability in Editorial Office Performance Data

Outliers, Consistency and Context: the Importance of Reporting Variability in Editorial Office Performance Data

Fast Facts:A measure of variance is a summary statistic representing the amount of spread or scattering in a data set most commonly given as either a Standard Deviation or Interquartile Range.If your data is normally distributed, it is appropriate to report the mean (average).  Standard deviation is usually reported in...

by Sherrie HJuly 21, 2022
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A Date is a Date is a Date… Maybe Not

A Date is a Date is a Date… Maybe Not

Fast Facts:A reference date is used to group data for presentation on a chart or table.You will want to use the submission date when reporting the number of submissions received.  However, you should be aware that for many manuscript handling systems, there are two submission dates available, a static (non-changing)...

by Abbie FlynnMarch 30, 2022
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How to Design an Effective Editorial Report: Part 2

How to Design an Effective Editorial Report: Part 2

Fast Facts:By just sorting the data shown on your chart, you can make a big visual impact on how the data looks.It is important to add labels to you charts so that your audience can quickly interpret the data shown.It is good practice to appropriately change up chart types throughout...

by Sherrie HAugust 4, 2021
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Comparing the Hard to Compare:  Uses of the 100% Bar Chart

Comparing the Hard to Compare:  Uses of the 100% Bar Chart

Fast Facts: 100% bar charts are used to compare items of unequal value, such as comparing submissions from a partial years to previous completed years or comparing manuscript types from countries with low submission volumes to the countries with high submission volumes. April 27, 2021By: Sherrie Hill and Kristen...

by Sherrie HApril 27, 2022
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How to Design an Effective Editorial Report:  Part 3

How to Design an Effective Editorial Report:  Part 3

Fast Facts: It is good practice to show the overall submission volume in editorial reports. To help your reader gain a deeper understanding, consider including the charts for submissions broken down by manuscript type, country of origin, or topic of submission. When including decision charts, you will need to include...

by Abbie FlynnAugust 19, 2021
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How to Design an Effective Editorial Report: Part 1

How to Design an Effective Editorial Report: Part 1

Fast Facts: Understanding who will be reading your report is key to determining what data to include in the report.   When selecting the chart type, it is best to consider what information you need to report. For example, some charts are better for quick comprehension, while others are better...

by Abbie FlynnJuly 21, 2021
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Is it Possible to Love MyReports Even More?

Is it Possible to Love MyReports Even More?

Is it Possible to Love MyReports Even More? May 5, 2021By: Sherrie Hill & Kristen OverstreetMyReports is a feature that allows you to save your chart parameters in a Custom Report, which can be updated as needed by simply uploading your most recent data set.We have now launched version 2...

by Abbie FlynnMay 5, 2021
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Using Journal Timing Charts to Improve Manuscript Flow: Part 3

Using Journal Timing Charts to Improve Manuscript Flow: Part 3

Fast Facts:The time to final decision chart includes all the stages from initial submission to final decision and shows the total time taken for each stage.  The data gives authors an idea of how long it will take to reach a final decision, and it provides the journal with another...

by Abbie FlynnMarch 2, 2022
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Reviewer Conversion Rate Charts

Reviewer Conversion Rate Charts

Fast Facts:Reviewer conversion charts are an easy way to indicate how well your reviewer invitation process is going graphically.Depending on which aspect of the invitation process you are most concerned about, you will want to select a different conversion rate. The invited to agreed reviewer conversion rate lets you understand how...

by Abbie FlynnJune 16, 2021
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Why You Shouldn’t Recycle Historical Summary Data in Your Charts

Why You Shouldn’t Recycle Historical Summary Data in Your Charts

Fast Facts:It is not good data reporting practice to harvest data points from charts created by someone else for use as historical data on a new chart you are creating. This is because it is usually impossible to be sure how they filtered or cleaned the data.Data for editorial reports...

by Abbie FlynnJune 2, 2021
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