Reviewers do not need to register for an account and do not need a user name or password. Reviewers only need to keep the invitational email and click the link in the email to go to the reviewer page. Reviewers have five statuses in the reviewing process (Waiting for reply, Agree to review, Ask reviewer to review revision, Decline to review, Report received).
Reviewers can use OES to conduct the following tasks:
1. Read files of the paper.
2. Read messages from the Managing Editor or Editor.
3. Submit a confidential report of the paper in three ways (1, send report in PDF with the message to the editor; 2, send report in text; 3, send report in PDF only).
4. Resubmit a confidential report of the revised/modified paper.
5. Send messages to the Editor.
6. Accept or Decline to review the paper.
Questions and Answers:
How do reviewers know their login information?
The reviewers do not need to login and they need only to keep the invitational email and click the link in the email to go to the reviewer page.
How do reviewers upload their reports in OES?
After the editor sends a reviewer the invitational email, the reviewer can click the link in the email to go to the reviewer page. Then they can accept or decline the request and submit a report on the reviewer page.
Does OES allow all parties to communicate?
Yes, OES can also be used for the communication between authors and editors and editors and reviewers by sending messages.
I can't view or download PDF in OES. What should I do?
You may browse http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and update your Adobe Reader to the newest version. If you are using MAC and Firefox, you may browse https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/pdf-plugin-for-firefox-on-mac-/ and download and install firefox PDF Plug-in. If that still doesn't help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for technical support.