Editorials

Submitting articles to the BMJ via the web

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7360.352 (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:352

Should improve the process for authors, reviewers, and editors

  1. Jane Smith, deputy editor ([email protected])
  1. BMJ, Benchpress is accessed via http://submit.bmj.com or via a link from bmj.com

    From this week we are inviting all authors who want to submit a paper to theBMJ to do so via the web (http://submit.bmj.com).

    We have introduced Benchpress, our new web based manuscript tracking system, with the aim of streamlining our processes and providing better, quicker information for authors, reviewers, and editors. Although using Benchpress demands new ways of working from all these groups, our experience in piloting the system suggests it will succeed in these aims.

    Benchpress is a website where authors deposit their manuscripts and editors go to read them and record their decisions. When editors decide to send a paper for peer review they use the system to select a reviewer; an email then goes to the …

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