Custom web application

Manuscript publishing automated and improved

manuscript fullpage manuscript popup
hero manuscript image
  • Industry

    Digital media
  • Location

    UkraineUkraine
  • Working together since

    2014
business perspectives logo logo

Consulting Publishing Company “Business Perspectives” is a publisher of international academic journals and our long-term customer. Since 2003, it has published 20+ different journals in business, management, economics, social, and environmental science.

The challenge

Before an article gets published, it goes through multiple stages of reviews. The flow is often cluttered with dozens of emails between reviewers, authors, and editors, which made the publishing flow exhausting to Business Perspectives and all the participants. Our client came up with the idea to create an online solution with a smooth publishing experience, able to attract reviewers from all over the world.

All the info on a submission is available in one place

The solution

The ticket to success was a tailored web application. A feature-rich administrative system completely changed the way Business Perspectives used to work — the whole publishing and review experience is now 100% digital, presenting a faster and more interactive workflow.

The list of submissions with up-to-date statuses

An author can easily register in the system with ORCID, a unique id for scientific contributors. With a few clicks they can submit their work and be rest assured they’ll be automatically notified every time their manuscript passes the next review stage. The editors, in turn, are automatically notified about new or overdue submissions. Thanks to the ability to sort reviewers by journals, areas of interest, and current workload, an invitation for a proper reviewer to the process is now the work of a moment. Eventually, the newly developed platform gives e-publishing company:

  • Fully automated 8-step-journey to submit, publish and promote a manuscript.
  • Easily managed database of manuscripts, journals, and participants with distributed access rights and smart filtering options.
  • Customizable reminders for editors and reviewers, the ability for users to get status updates via notifications.
  • A more efficient communication flow with editable templates and threads inside the system.
  • An option to anonymize feedback for double-blind reviews.
  • A visual submission timeline to keep an eye on deadlines and progress.

Setting automatic email notifications about submission progress

Advanced filtering options for manuscript submissions

Sending a message to a participant without leaving the system

The manuscript submission page

The manuscript submission page

The submissions list

The submissions list

Automatic email notification to the author about submission progress

Setting automatic email notifications about submission progress

Advanced filtering options for manuscript submissions

Advanced filtering options for manuscript submissions

Sending a message to a participant without leaving the system

Sending a message to a participant without leaving the system

Now users can

  • Gain efficiency in processing manuscripts in a fast and interactive way
  • Forget about time-consuming manual tasks and orderless email communication
  • Get fast status updates and timely notifications
  • Keep the authors up-to-date about the whole review process
Services provided
Tech stack
  • ReactReact for front-end development
  • NodeJSNode.js for back-end development
  • AmazonAmazon S3 for cloud storage

Value delivered

Now that Business Perspectives owns a custom software platform, they no longer spend time navigating between myriads of conversations to run the publishing process. The solution allowed more efficient work, freeing the company to focus resources on more strategic growth efforts. As a result, more than 2,000 manuscripts were submitted by contributors from 80 countries since its launch.

20+

scientific journals built
their publishing process
using the system

1500+

active reviewers work
with the system

quote icon

“Don’t consider MindK as a vendor — you should be a partner with them. We were constantly in touch throughout the whole project, so I’ve never had to question their availability or transparency. They were flexible with our suggestions and all tasks were heard and implemented very quickly — it’s really comfortable to work with the MindK team.”

Liudmyla Ostapenko
Liudmyla Ostapenko

Director, Business Perspectives

See the next case study
Digitizing insurance and pension consulting with cloud solution