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. From Elsevier's point of view, this will make publishing with us more attractive.
Q: What are the benefits for my journal?
A: Whether you are an author, editor or reviewer, the tasks of all people involved will be better supported with Evise. This will increase the speed of publication while ensuring we make efficient use of your time.
Q: Why will Evise be better than EES?
A: Evise is being built from scratch with input from editors, reviewers, authors and Elsevier staff. Having worked with EES for many years, this group of people has gained deep insight in the ultimate submission and peer-review system. You can read about the key improvements here.
Q: Which languages will Evise support?
A: At launch Evise will only be available in English. Other languages will be added in due course.
Q: When will the new system be ready?
A: In 2013, we aim to go live. We will then run the first pilots and complete the migration from EES to Evise by 2015.
Q: How will users be supported, when will all the training facilities and materials for Evise be available?
A: All relevant training materials will be adjusted for Evise. The support organization will be up and running from the moment the first journals migrate, so users will be assisted as they are now for EES, both during and after migration. We expect that users require less training because the user interface of Evise is much more intuitive. At the same time, we are committed to tailor the training methods and intensity to the individual Editor's needs.
Q: When will the migration take place?
A: We will migrate journal by journal from EES to Evise in the period 2013-2015. The journal based sequential approach will ensure that all required data will be migrated and support editors, reviewers and authors with a smooth transition to the new system.
Q: Until when can I use the current EES?
A: Until your journal is migrated, all articles and activities will be in EES. Migration will be journal by journal.
Q: When will my journal migrate?
A: Elsevier will create a migration schedule for a journal by journal migration between 2013 and 2015. This schedule will be determined by the journal publisher in consultation with editors and communicated well in advance.
Q: Will all journals move to Evise?
A: Yes, all journals will move in the period of 2013-2015 to Evise. EES will be decommissioned in 2016. If your Elsevier journal is currently not using EES, please contact your publisher.
Q: How will communications take place regarding migration?
Elsevier will contact the editors of the journals prior to migration and provide all migration related details well in advance.
Q: Until a new system has been developed, will EES still undergo technical changes?
A: Only those changes that are urgently needed to keep EES up and running and to prepare EES for the migration. Training and support will remain as is.