Our approval process refers to the review of scientific publications. These are anonymously reviewed in peer reviews where authors and reviewers may not identify each other, even in the case of crowd reviews.
With our previously used review process, it was not possible for multiple experts to review anonymously one document at the same time while also being able to view and comment on that document in real-time.
Filestage is continually developing its platform further, also in close collaboration with us. One important step for us was to simplify the workflow for anonymous reviews significantly, which also makes the work for our editors much easier.
So thanks to Filestage it is for the first time possible for us to set up an anonymized expert crowd review process.
The editor creates a new project in Filestage and uploads the document that needs to be reviewed. With a BCC serial email, he invites the reviewers of the selected expert crowd for the anonymous review.
The members of the crowd can access the document to be reviewed via the link in the email. After the login to Filestage, they can review the document anonymously and leave their feedback. After reaching the set deadline, the editor can further process the document based on the received feedback.
It’s convenient that all annotations to a manuscript can be exported to a PDF document. This gives a good overview of the results of the expert crowd review.
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