Phenom System and Publisher Services


The Phenom system and publisher services are designed specifically to run end-to-end open access publishing workflows.

Flexible Submissions

  • Simple, intuitive submission process
  • Clear indication of progress
  • Extendable to include additional metadata fields
  • Options include collecting funder information through integration with funder registry; addition of ORCiD at submission; integrating with institutional registries (eg GRID, ROR...)
  • Self-service tools allow configuration of administrative settings, such as setting up teams and sections
  • Manuscripts ingestible following exchange standards

    Editorial Screening

    • Editorial screening checks and escalation: iThenticate and plagiarism checks, suspicious keywords, suppression lists, author verification (publication record), citation analysis

      Peer Review Management

      • Three main editorial models: Chief Editor/Managing Editor with final decision; Chief Editor/Managing Editor without final decision; Section Editors
      • Manuscripts assigned manually via Editor or automatically via taxonomy
      • Currently supports single-blind peer review
      • Reviewers can be invited on your behalf, suggested by Editor, or using integration with Publons reviewer finder tool.
      • Manuscripts exportable following exchange standards

        Post Peer Review Screening

        • Post-accept screening check and escalation
        • Mandating ORCiD for submitting author and verifying its validity
        • Manuscript file checks, reviewer checks, post-acceptance material and quality checks

          APC Billing and Collection

          • Invoice created post article acceptance
          • Authors can split payments and assign an invoice to their institution or pay it themselves via bank transfer, paypal or credit card
          • Management of institutional and funder discounts
          • Auto and manual management of waivers

            Production Management

            • Manuscripts tracked at each stage of the production process, enabling reporting on workloads and turnaround times
            • Manuscript marked up for style and graphics are checked for house style and re-drawn
            • Manuscripts are typeset and copy edited
            • Authors have access to an online proofing system for corrections (or handled via pdf or email)
            • Final article versions created in JATS 1.1 XML, epub 3.0, Archival PDF and SVG format


              • Abstracting and indexing services
              • Journal websites can be customised from a template and served on a chosen domain
              • can be used as a hosting domain whilst reflecting your journal identity
              • Final files can be delivered to your current journal platform

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