How to use ScholarOne Manuscripts for reporting

A guide to running standard and custom reports on ScholarOne Manuscripts

You probably already know that ScholarOne Manuscripts is an online submission system which facilitates your journal’s peer review activity. All peer review activity is recorded within the system, from submission to decision. But did you know that you can analyse this data using the reporting function of ScholarOne Manuscripts?

Keep reading to find out how to run standard and custom reports using ScholarOne Manuscripts.

How to get started

To run reports using ScholarOne Manuscripts, you need the correct access permissions. Terminology may vary from journal to journal, but essentially you need ‘Admin’ access (sometimes referred to as ‘Editorial Office’ access).

If you already have the right access permissions, login to your ScholarOne account and navigate to the Reports section towards the bottom of the page.


We recommend you familiarize yourself with the reporting function on ScholarOne Manuscripts by starting with some standard reports. Once you’ve gone through the process, then try building your own custom report.

How to run a standard report

Manuscripts Received

The Manuscripts Received report shows the counts of original and revised papers for all manuscripts grouped by manuscript type, country of submitting author, assigned editor, and month of submission. Detailed information is provided about each manuscript. Users can limit report results by submission date.

This report offers an overview of many key statistics which a journal editor needs to see. This data is further complemented by the ‘At a Glance Statistics’ located at the bottom of the grid.

Manuscripts Received (Detailed)

This report is a more detailed version of the standard ‘Manuscripts Received’ report. It is particularly useful if you want to break down your data into specific areas (such as selection criteria) and group characteristics by manuscript information.

How to run a custom report

Once you’re comfortable with the standard reports, use the ‘build your own’ features to build a custom report.

Building your own custom report allows you to cherry-pick the information you need, creating a unique report to your exact specifications. Bear in mind that custom reports can take a long time to run, as the system has to pull a lot of data together; it is always worth checking the different standard reports to see if any of those will provide the information you’re looking for.

If you need assistance with building and running reports on ScholarOne, get in touch with the PRS Helpdesk. Or, keep reading on our Understanding Research Metrics page to see how this data can complement the other research metrics available.