Thomson Reuters launches journal triathlon

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The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the ScholarOne Journal Triathlon. The aim of the contest, which begins on 9 September, is to celebrate and recognise the innovative accomplishments of research journals.

Modelled on physical triathlons, this new virtual tournament will see journals competing in three categories: agility, speed and endurance, which the company says are essential attributes for successful publications.

The competition will include:

  • Swim (Agility): the ability of a journal to validate it is accepting the right papers
  • Bike (Speed): how quickly a journal implements ways to increase its efficiency
  • Run (Endurance): the longevity of a journal and how it adapts its processes to stay competitive

Nominations can be made via Twitter @ScholarOneNews and on the ScholarOne Journal Triathlon web page. Anyone from the publishing or scholarly communities is eligible to vote. The top three journals receiving the most votes in each leg of the competition will move to the finals, to compete for the coveted spot of Journal Triathlon Champion. The Champion journal will receive a speaking slot at the ScholarOne User Conference, among other things.