Q: Why is Elsevier building Evise?
A: We want to make your life as an editor, reviewer or author easier by developing a web-based system that really suits your needs and makes your work more enjoyable. For authors, Evise will make publishing with Elsevier more attractive.
Q: What are the benefits for my journal?
A: Evise offers improved support for editors, authors and reviewers. This new system will provide the tools to reduce publication times, while at the same time increasing the ease and quality of the peer-reviewing process.
Q: Why will Evise be better than EES?
A: Evise has been built from scratch, with input from editors, reviewers, authors and Elsevier staff. With experience of working with EES over many years, these groups of people are able to provide their views on what they think the ultimate submission and peer-review system should be. You can read about the key benefits here.
Q: Which languages will Evise support?
A: Initially Evise will only be available in English. Over time additional languages will be available.
Q: When will the new system be ready?
A: Since October 2013, a small number of journals were moved to Evise. Additional journals will be added to Evise in further releases which will take place throughout 2014. We aim to complete the migration of all EES journals to Evise by the end of 2015.
Q: How will users be supported, when will all the training facilities and materials for Evise be available?
A: Training materials will be available for Evise. The support organization has been up and running from the moment the first journals migrated, so support for users will be available both during and after migration. We expect that users will require less training than is normal for EES because the user interface of Evise is much more intuitive. At the same time, we are committed to tailoring training methods and intensity according to an individual Editor's needs.
Q: When will the migration take place for my journal?
A: Journals will be migrated from EES to Evise on a journal by journal basis in the period 2013-2015. This journal based sequential approach will ensure that all required data is migrated and editors, reviewers and authors are provided with a smooth transition to the new system. The migration schedule will be determined by journal publishers in consultation with editors and communicated well in advance.
Q: Until when can I continue to use EES?
A: Journals will be live in EES until all submissions that were in-progress at migration have completed the peer review process. After migration all new submissions will be directed to Evise. Manuscripts which started the submission process in EES will continue to be managed in EES.
Q: Will all journals move to Evise?
A: Yes, all journals will be moved to Evise by 2015. EES will be decommissioned in 2016.
Q: When will I be contacted regarding migration for my journal?
A: Elsevier will contact individual editors of all journals prior to migration and provide all migration related details well in advance.
Q. Who can I contact regarding my journal's migration plan and further information on Evise?
A. You should contact your journal publisher.
Q. As an Editor, do I need to do anything now?
A. No, we will contact you at the appropriate time and provide detailed information on the specific migration process for your journal.
Q: Will EES still undergo technical changes during migration?
A: Only those changes that are urgently needed to keep EES up and running and to prepare EES for the migration will take place. EES training and support will remain in place.
Q. My journal is not on EES, can I use Evise?
A. New journals can also be rolled out in Evise. Please contact your publisher for further information.