EVISE® is Elsevier's new web-based system to support the editorial process for journals which replaces the Elsevier Editorial System (EES).
EVISE® is continually being developed together with the researcher community (including EES users and existing EVISE® users) as well as user-centered design experts. The insights we gain on user needs, pain-points, expectations and behavior, allow us to optimize its usability.
EVISE® offers features to support all user groups. Some key examples are as follows
For all users
- The Elsevier Profile allows users to sign into all EVISE® journals as well as other Elsevier products (e.g. Scopus, ScienceDirect, Mendeley) with a single username and password, and offers “remember me” functionality.
- An integrated red-amber-green (RAG) traffic light color coding scheme provides a visual overview to support users with managing their tasks. For instance, it can help Editors manage the reviews in progress for papers they are handling.
- Editors are able to search for, invite, and manage reviewers from a single screen, improving clarity and reducing the number of clicks required to complete actions.
- Similarity checks via CrossCheck iThenticate are run automatically for all new submissions to support Editors with detecting plagiarism cases.
- Editors are able to create and manage personal customized decision letters, which can then be used to notify authors of decisions.
- Functionality is available to support and manage Special Issues.
For editors & reviewers
- Multiple options are available to Editors for finding appropriate reviewers via: the integrated Scopus Reviewer Finder Tool; topic matching leveraging Elsevier’s new OmniScience Taxonomy; and the ability search the entire EVISE® reviewer database. The aim is that reviewers receive papers that are relevant to them.
- Automated reference linking is available via CrossRef, allowing Editors and reviewers to easily link to the bibliographic record to verify, and view (if they have access) the referenced material.
- The submission process for authors is simplified to four steps: enter manuscript information; upload files; provide additional information; and review & submit.
- Author submission files are automatically ordered by file type to make the submission process simpler and faster for authors.
- Links allowing authors to email the journal are available from relevant screens within EVISE® to enhance communication between the author and journal.
- Authors and co-authors can link their ORCIDs in EVISE® so that accepted submissions are automatically added to their ORCID account when published.
- LaTeX submissions are supported.
- Fast author proof generation is supported.
Once live on EVISE®, a journal’s EVISE®page can be accessed via the‘Submit Your Paper’ link on the left of the Elsevier.com journal’s homepage. If you do not know the Elsevier.com journal homepage, you can search for journals here. Follow the instructions on the EVISE® landing page to register and / or log in to EVISE®. If you have an Elsevier Profile, you can use your Elsevier Profile credentials to log in.
Migration from EES to EVISE® will take place journal by journal. Editors will be informed at the start of the deployment process and will be contacted by the migration team. For more information at this stage, please visit our Editor FAQs.
The EVISE® e-learning platform is available to support all user groups.
Note on compatibility: The e-learning platform works best in Chrome, Firefox, or IE8 and higher. It is not compatible with IE7. If using IE, make sure that you are not working in compatibility mode as this will cause display issues. To check your compatibility settings go to: Check Tools > Compatibility View settings.
As well as the e-learning platform, we have developed several resources to support EVISE® users, all available at our support website.
- A series of self-help FAQs and “how to” articles.
- E-mail and chat support are available 24/7
- Telephone support is available 24/5