We are working closely with researchers and current users of the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) to make use of Evise both intuitive and enjoyable.
User participation through the Evise User Board
- 15 Editors of Elsevier journals, representing a variety of disciplines, geographies and age groups, participate in the Evise User Board. They provide ongoing feedback and expert advice to the Evise Product Management team.
- The Editors meet with the Evise Product Management team once a year to discuss strategic developments and provide early feedback on the prototype.
User participation through validation with users
- A well established User Centred Design process is being applied for the development of the user interface and user experience.
- Authors, Editors, Reviewers and relevant Elsevier staff are interviewed and requested to provide insights on their needs, pain-points, expectations, behaviour and reactions to prototypes.
- An international user panel with participants based in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
What Editors have said about Evise
- Manuscript landing page: 'terrific, it provides it in an open place so you don't have to hunt and peck for information'
- My assignments: 'the button 'Assign' was confusing: is this manuscript already assigned to me or do I need to assign to an editor or reviewer?'
- Manuscript decision: 'I want to see the conflict of interest information including the research funding source and co-author affiliation on this page'
- Correspondence - Five out of 17 editors mentioned wanting spell-check in the new e-mail system.
- Search results - Nine out of 11 editors found the type ahead search useful.
- Personal profile page - Generally all editors had favorable reactions to the individual profile page.
- Personalizing and Customizing: 'I love the automated reminders'