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ScholarOne's New Manuscript Central v4.0 Release Provides Solutions for Each Stage of Submission Process

Philadelphia, PA USA, London UK , Aug 13, 2007

ScholarOne, a Thomson business, today announced the release of Manuscript Central™ v4.0, an upgraded version of the industry-leading manuscript submission and peer-review system. The latest version of the product introduces new features including Manuscript Central Optima, an integration with Thomson Scientific's Web of Science® and EndNote®, as well as eForms and eCommerce, all designed to create easier and more streamlined processes for manuscript submission, review and production.

"By working closely with many of ScholarOne's larger customers, we were able to gain valuable insight into the types of features that would contribute to a more efficient way for authors to submit manuscripts as well as make the review process more robust," said William T. Carden, president and chief executive officer of ScholarOne. "The result is a new platform integrating several core Thomson applications."

The collaboration between ScholarOne and its customers led to the development of Manuscript Central Optima, a key feature of the new release. Through Manuscript Central Optima, authors can create their manuscript in EndNote and seamlessly submit it for review using Manuscript Central. And through Optima's integration with Web of Science, reviewers and editors have one-click access from the manuscripts to the times cited, related records, and links to the full record files, allowing for a well-organized and proficient reviewing process.

"Since its acquisition of ScholarOne, Thomson Scientific has demonstrated its commitment to investing in ScholarOne's core offerings by introducing additional capabilities," said Mr. Carden. "Both Web of Science and EndNote are world-class research platforms that complement Manuscript Central's tools used by authors, editors and reviewers at each stage of the submission, review and production processes."

Manuscript Central v4.0 is designed to streamline the online process as well. It offers its users an easier, faster way to send and receive forms, including copyright and disclosure agreements, automatically through its electronic form processing feature. Allowing users to pay fees electronically is an improved feature that simplifies the submission and production processes for users.

Manuscript Central is an innovative, web-based, database-driven peer review and online submission application for scholarly publishers. Manuscript Central automates manuscript submission to journals and allows for easy administrative, editing and reviewing capabilities. With more than 170 societies and publishers, more than 2000 books and journals, 60,000 monthly submissions and 2.8 million registered users, Manuscript Central is the proven industry leader.

About ScholarOne
ScholarOne, Inc. ( provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferences. Its Web-based applications enable publishers to manage the submission, peer review, production, and publication processes more efficiently, increasing their profile among authors, decreasing time-to-market for critical scientific data, and lowering infrastructure costs. The Manuscript Central user base has grown to 2.8 million registered users worldwide.

The clients of ScholarOne include prestigious nonprofit societies, university presses, government agencies, and the world's leading commercial publishers. The company employs 85 people at its Charlottesville, Virginia, headquarters and in London, and Bielefeld, Germany.

About The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development—from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at


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