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