Why can't I have a single ScholarOne login for every journal I submit or review for? Is there some way to copy over the address, keywords & password for all my accounts so I don't have to waste time making the same stuff up every time I get involved with another journal?

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    The real question in my opinion is "why do I need to fill in all of this stuff?". Names and affiliations of the authors are already in the paper, so there is no need to copy them back in. Author accounts can be replaced by openid. Reviewer accounts can be replaced by special links containing a unique id (many already do it). All you need is something that lets you upload a pdf. – Federico Poloni Aug 23 '12 at 21:47
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    This is an extremely irritating feature of scholar one. It means need different passwords every time you use it, or go through the hassle of changing it. There is no indication in the window which appears which of several scholar one accounts you need the password for. This rather removes the point of a password since all you need to get a new password is to type in your e-mail address, so there is no security anyway. It is particularly annoying when you are doing the journal a favour by refereeing for them. – user17786 Jun 23 '14 at 10:44
  • Elsevier just combined profiles across journals. Let's see how long it will take ScholarOne to do this ... – Brian P Jun 23 '14 at 16:57

Thank you for your question. My name is Jasper Simons and I work for Thomson Reuters, the organization behind ScholarOne. Our platform is configured by our publishers as they service their authors and editors. Publishers seek to maximize the value they offer to their journals, their editors and their authors through specific configurations of the ScholarOne peer-review workflow. This doesn't address your concern, but I hope that it sheds some light on the reasoning behind the multiple login requirements for authors. In short, there is one ScholarOne platform but there are many site configurations.

  • What is a "configuration" in your jargon? Does that word include the user database? – Federico Poloni Aug 23 '12 at 21:44
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    @Federico: ScholarOne is pursuing collaborations with ORCID to allow direct ingestion of user/author data through the ORCID. I'll separately look into why we wouldn't take such data points directly from an author submitted PDF. I suspect that there might be issues with validation of data that limit the use of such a solution but I am not sure. – Jasper Simons Aug 24 '12 at 12:09
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    This does not answer the question, in my opinion. Journal decisions about associate editors and double-blind review are orthogonal to requiring authors to set up independent profiles for each journal. – JeffE Jun 23 '14 at 12:13
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    @JasperSimons Elsevier has consolidated author profiles across their journals. It has made reviewing and submitting for these journals much more pleasant. Are you saying that it isn't possible for ScholarOne given the current technology used by your organization? – Brian P Jun 23 '14 at 17:02
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    @Jasper Simons Is it possible to access my journal dashboard using two different email. For example, in edas I can access to my profile using more than email. – Boubakr Apr 12 '18 at 11:05

I think the primary issue is the fact that because different publishers are responsible for maintaining the different author and referee databases, it's impractical (or perhaps even impossible) to share them between different journals. If you had the ability to get somebody else's database, it would be a potentially tempting target. So I think that everything is locked to a specific journal, without the ability to transfer between them. You can probably use the same login information for all of the different journals, but you'll need to register for each one separately.


I understand there is a reson for keeping it separate, but ScholarOne allows to connect to ORCID to get information from it (sadly only gets name and few other bits, not a real help).

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