For Reviewers For Editors For Publishers

For Reviewers

As a reviewer, have you encountered the following problems?

★ You received review invitations during the busiest research season and had to decline, but you had few review invitations when you were available. 

★ You received alarge number of emails every day, but few are appealing to you. Once in a while, you find one or two manuscripts you prefer, however, you spent 2 hours checking emails before identifying the manuscripts.

★ The required review timeline is too short. How convenient wouldit be if you could determinethe review time yourself?

★ There is no review history record for the hundreds of manuscripts you reviewed.

★ Do you feel your review comments are not taken seriously because the manuscript's final decision contravenes your opinion, and you cannot see comments from the editor or other reviewers, even when review required two days’ work?

★ Are you not enthusiastic enough to provide free manuscript review? Is there any substantial reward from the review?

The ARES system can effectively help you solve these problems.

Customize review status

Reviewers on the ARES system can customize their review status. You may close your review status during your busy period. By doing this, you will not be disturbed by review invitations, and the journal editor will not spend time inviting fully busy reviewers. This is an efficient tool as well as a time-saving and win-win practice!


To select manuscripts you prefer, you may log in to the system to manage all review invitations, check the manuscript content, and accept invitations to manuscripts in which you are interested.

Customize review time

You may customize your manuscript processing time as 2, 4, 7,or 10 days on your homepage. Editors will notice this information and decide to send you a review invitation, which indicates that the editor has accepted your customized review time. Therefore, you will be completing the review within your predefined review timeline after acceptance of the invitation.

Records management

The platform will maintaina record of your manuscript's review history, classifying by journals. The record will help you check the manuscripts you reviewed and the comments you made and summarize thekind of journal articles you tend to review.

Report feedback

Once the manuscript is fully processed, the system will send you a final report, including other reviewers' comments (anonymous), editor's final decision of the manuscript, the review quality score given by the editor, and the review efficiency report. This will facilitate academic exchange in the review process to a more considerable extent and benefit from the experience.

Review award

Reviewers will receive points for their review activities, and they can redeem the points for acash reward. See more details in Points Reward Rules

For Editors

As an editor, have you encountered the following problems?

★ Difficulty finding suitable reviewers?

★ Difficulty judging whether a reviewer is suitable for the manuscript? It is a waste of time to check the background of system-recommended reviewers manually.

★ Suddenly lose contact with reviewers after accepting the review invitation?

★ Experiencing frequent delays in submitting review comments? 

★ What should I do if there is a manuscript that needs to be expedited?

The ARES system can effectively help you solve these problems

System recommendation

Editors will receive recommended reviewers from the system based on the manuscript keywords. They may also specify conditions such as the number of publications and range of H index to search for junior or senior reviewers for different manuscripts or to exclude reviewers from the author's affiliation or the country to avoid potential conflicts of interest. 

Precise selection

In the recommendation list, editors can view the reviewer's homepage information, including review quality rating, speed rating, research field, publications, review schedule, and review status. They can add the selected candidates as reviewers, and send the review invitation with a click.

Efficient review

Editors can see the reviewer's preset review timeline and make a review invitation decision based on time considerations. Editors can select reviewers with a short review timeline among the recommended reviewers for manuscripts that need immediate processing.

For Publishers

As a publisher, are you frustrated because of the following problems?

★ Constant extension of review time, high editorial processing costs, and low satisfaction rate amongauthors.

★ Reviewers are always out of touch.

★ Difficulty retaining good reviewers and avoiding irresponsible reviewers?

The ARES system can effectively help you solve these problems.

Accurate positioning

The ARES system adopts innovative mechanisms such as customized review timeline, deadline management, and punishment mechanism. You will be able to control the review submission time by setting a time as your review requirement.

Qualified review

A complete evaluation of review quality, review speed, and corresponding disciplinary measures will encourage reviewers to maintain enthusiastic attitudes towards review activities and to improve the qualityof their reviews.

Extensive coverage

The ARES system brings together experts and scholars from all over the world in the scientific community. They will provide constructive and professional opinions on manuscripts in various fields of research, ensuring the review report's professionalism and high quality.