From first submission to online publishing, doc/lab reduces the workload from the review process for scientific publications, allowing authors, reviewers and editors to focus on content rather than the process.
Authors are guided along the submission process, formatted according to the publication’s guidelines, ensuring consistency and reducing format reviews.
Reviewers have easy access to all relevant information at a glance. Editors can manage the status of all submissions from an informative visual dashboard. Communication between roles is automated.
One-click publishing delivers approved articles across various publishing platforms. doc/lab can also publish directly on your organization’s website.
doc/lab includes standard profiles for every major role in the peer-review process, with automated communication for common tasks. Profiles ensure permission management, information control, and blind reviews. This also enables decluttering the experience for each role, streamlining the process for everyone involved. Custom roles and profiles can be created on demand, according to your publication’s requirements.
After any necessary revisions, drafts with editorial approval are ready to publish directly from doc/lab, to the journal’s online archive and to any associated platforms (e.g. PubMed). Published articles can also be included in periodic journals, and doc/lab handles this process, maximizing convenience and reducing workload for Editors.
The dashboard summarizes the article management process, for an intuitive and comprehensive overview of the work in progress. The Editor dashboard provides quick access to articles that require immediate attention, displaying overall statistics and highlighting tasks that require inspection.
Drafts can be sorted and displayed in readable blocks or detailed lists, remembering each user’s preference. Color-coded lists facilitate quick visual sorting, making it easy to keep a grip on what needs to be done.
Important milestones trigger automated notifications for relevant profiles. Authors, reviewers and editors are notified of feedback, revision requests, rejections, and approvals. Numerous other notifications are provided, and can be toggled on or off for each profile.
doc/lab can automatically publish articles in specialized publications, such as the PubMed portal for medical sciences. Articles are formatted according to the publication’s guidelines, requiring only a final validation.
By default, authors are invited to suggest three possible reviewers upon submission, who they believe are most suited to the topic. This feature enables Authors to uncover new researchers and scholars, who might in turn bring further value to the journal’s scientific committee.