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Japan Science and Technology Agency Selects ScholarOne Manuscripts From Thomson Reuters

Sixty-four journals will now use the web-based peer review system

Tokyo, JAPAN, ASIA PACIFIC, June 7, 2011 - Thomson Reuters today announced that the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has selected ScholarOne Manuscripts™ as a peer review workflow management system for its 64 journals.

JST reviewed multiple solutions and selected two preferred systems when it upgraded its internal system Japanese Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic (J-STAGE) from J-STAGE2, a proprietary system, to J-STAGE3. ScholarOne Manuscripts was selected as a customized sub-system for integration to J-STAGE3 because of its easy to use interface and its familiarity among Japanese researchers, who are currently using it for their submissions to other leading journals worldwide.

J-STAGE is maintained by JST incorporated administrative agency to enable scholarly journals from Japanese societies to be transformed into online journals to support their information distribution. These online journals are accessible to researchers from any part of the world and the published manuscripts are cross-linked to various online journal sites overseas such as ChemPort, PubMed and CrossRef.

“In order to continue to develop Japanese science and technology that is consistent with the international standard, it is important for any excellent research and development results to be speedily distributed to the rest of the world,” said Yoshiyuki Miyagawa,  Manager, Electronic Journals Division, Department of Advanced Databases, Innovation Headquarters, JST.

“We expect the collaboration with ScholarOne Manuscripts to improve convenience and efficiency for Japanese researchers when they do online submission for J-STAGE3 journals,” Mr. Miyagawa added.

ScholarOne Manuscripts is an innovative, web-based peer review and submission application for scholarly publishers.  ScholarOne Manuscripts automates the manuscript submission process, allowing for easy administration, editing and review of manuscripts, abstracts, proceedings, books, grants & awards and production.

“We are excited to welcome these new journals from JST to the ScholarOne community,” said Keith Collier, vice president and general manager Thomson Reuters. “Japan is critically important to advancing scientific discovery on a global level, and we believe that ScholarOne Manuscripts will help each journal streamline its process so that Japanese researchers can focus on quality and timeliness, thereby raising the international profile of Japan’s R&D in the world of scholarly literature.”

ScholarOne experts from Thomson Reuters and its partner, Kyorinsha, a leading Japanese service provider specializing in key medical associations and societies, worked together to demonstrate to JST how the ScholarOne Manuscripts workflow could be easily and quickly customized to meet each of the journals unique needs.

Kazumasa Watanabe, president of Kyorinsha said, “This partnership demonstrates our corporate philosophy, to contribute to the development of academia and social culture. We appreciate the ScholarOne staff for their work and ability to customize ScholarOne Manuscripts to meet the unique workflows and needs of JST. In addition, the Japanese interface demonstrates the excellent collaboration between ScholarOne and Kyorinsha. We look forward to future developments that will support even more journals in Japan.”

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About Japan Science and Technology Agency
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is an integrated organization of science and technology in Japan which establishes an infrastructure for the creation and sharing of knowledge to benefit society. Its mission is to promote science and technology with the objective of advancing  national welfare and prosperity. For more information, visit

About Kyorinsha
Kyorinsha is a leading service provider in Japan that helps 110 key association and societies publish research papers and abstracts in cross-media formats including paper and online. The company provides a broad spectrum of services ranging from editorial support, production and printing of research journals, proceedings, newsletters and other publications, to technical consultation, production and management of online journals and development of research database and software. More information can be found at (Japanese only)

About Thomson Reuters
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