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UNSILO Technical Checks now in ScholarOne and Editorial Manager

About UNSILO Technical Checks

Technical Checking of manuscripts is a core activity in scholarly publishing — around 5.4m manuscripts are submitted to scholarly journals per year, with just over half of them approved for publication. All these manuscripts are subject to different levels of Technical Checks to ensure that they meet journal guidelines, and many undergo multiple rounds of checks. Correct disclosures (such as conflicts of interest or ethics statements), sections within word limits, correct metadata, correct use of citations and references, acceptable language quality, and many more, are all requirements that occupy editorial teams and authors, and increasingly take much needed time away from other work.

UNSILO Technical Checks use a combination of machine learning, rules, and natural language processing to provide editorial teams and authors with turnkey access to critical information on how well manuscripts adhere to author guidelines. Editorial teams can continue to decide what to screen for, when to build in automation for “robotic” work, when not to, and when in the workflow to request changes from authors.

UNSILO Technical Checks is an API solution that is integrated with ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, BenchPress and Manuscript Manager.

Contact us and your system providers to ask for integration with other systems. On request, UNSILO enables free trial access for evaluation purposes

Manuscript checking just became much easier!

You can now use UNSILO Technical Checks inside ScholarOne as well as Editorial Manager to help you check manuscripts for compliance. Use the latest state-of-the-art AI tools to check how well manuscripts adhere to submission requirements.

Free One-month access
in ScholarOne and Editorial Manager

The leading manuscript tracking systems and UNSILO are offering a free sample of UNSILO Technical Checks within their system. Sign up now.

Benefits of UNSILO Technical Checks

Accelerate your manuscript processing

Release time for other high-value editorial and author work

Reduce the effort spent on unnecessary or duplicated tasks


of manuscripts are technically checked by editorial offices before manuscripts are sent to editors


of manuscripts are manually double-checked for form–provided information


of manuscripts are checked two or three times before acceptance


of manuscripts are returned to authors upon initial submission due to issues surfaced during the first technical checks.

Technical Checks

For a limited period, you now have access to the complete selection of Technical Checks.
The full range of standard checks is shown below.

Category Name Short Description
Disclosures Conflict of interest  (COI) Checks if COI statements are included
Ethics statement Checks if ethics statements are included
Funding statement Checks if funding statements are included
Data access statement Checks if data access/ availability statements are included
Metadata Author Keywords Checks if author-provided keywords are included
Corresponding author’s email address Checks if the email address of the corresponding author is included
Contributing authors Lists the contributing authors found in the manuscript
Formats References Included (and count) Checks that a reference section is included and counts the references
Self citations Checks if number of self citations is above acceptable limits
Reference age distribution Gives an overview of the age distribution of references in intervals of 5 years
Old references Checks if the number of old 10 citations (10 years old) is below an acceptable limit
References citations Checks if reference list items are cited within the manuscript — currently limited to citation sequence/ Vancouver style references
Structured abstract Checks if the abstract is structured, and if so, lists the sub-headers
Manuscript Structure Checks if the manuscript follows the IMRAD model
Language Language quality Provides an assessment of the overall quality of the english language of the manuscript
Counters Word count Checks if word count is included, and if not, the words are counted
Abstract Checks if an abstract is included, if it exceeds 250 words and by how many words
Title length Checks if title exists and counts and lists the number of words and characters in the title
Other / Misc Clinical trial Detects if manuscript is a clinical trial and if confirmed then checks if clinical trial IDs are included by recognition of IDs from 21 registries
Citations in abstract Checks if citations appear in the abstract

Choose your tier

One-month trial access to Technical Checks in ScholarOne or Editorial Manager is free.
After your free trial, your price will depend on your range of submissions:

Annual Submissions ≤ 200 201 – 500 501 – 1,000 1,001 – 2,500 2,501 – 5,000 ≥ 5,001
Price for full suite of checks (USD) $499 $999 $1,499 $2,999 $4,999 Inquire
Cost per submission from $2.50 $2.00 $1.50 $1.20 $1.00 Inquire

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