Annotum Feature Walkthrough and Demo
Login and Getting Started
Authors must log in to reach the Annotum dashboard, then either open an existing
article or create a new one.
Once they arrive at the article editing screen, authors invite any coauthors with
whom they may wish to collaborate.
Main Article Editing Screen
The editor can be expanded to fill the screen
The editor provides a number of features. For example, authors may:
Insert and format text
Note how section indicators show which text is a section, title, or
Add formatted tables
Inserting a table
Table in the article editor
Inserting a Figure
The image dialog includes a number of options for capturing structured text
information about the figure.
Editor with inserted figure
Add equations and quotations
Inserting an equation
Inserting a quotation
Create a reference list and insert references:
Create a new reference
DOI reference lookup
PubMed ID reference lookup
References in editor and reference list
Among the collaboration features of Annotum is support for internal discussion
All authors have the use of a back-end commenting feature by which they can exchange
non-public comments with each other and with the editor.
Editors, reviewers, and authors also have the ability to view a log of work on the
and to compare article revisions.
Once editing is complete, authors submit their article for review. The submission
process is a single click:
Submit article for review
Different users (authors, editors, etc) see a different view of the article status
pane depending on their permission level:
Submitted: author view
Once the article is submitted, Annotum then optionally notifies the editor (if email
notification is disabled, the editor may simply monitor the article queue for new
submissions), and the editor assigns one or more reviewers to the task.
Submitted: editor view and adding reviewers
Next, reviewers sign in, read the article, and enter comments if desired. Reviewers
have a separate, private comment area as well, one not visible to Authors.
Optionally, site administrators can enable a form of open-process review in which
review comments (and the reviewers’ identities) are visible to the authors.
After the reviewer enters any relevant comments, which might be a question back to
the editor (in effect the lead reviewer), he or she makes a recommendation: Approve,
Reject, or Request Revisions.
When all the reviews are submitted (or whatever portion is sufficient according to
the editorial policy of the publication) the editor makes a final ruling on the
article, which again can be Approve, Reject, or Request Revisions.
Once approved, the article is ready for final copyediting and publishing by a site
admin (editors cannot publish); if revisions are requested the article returns to a
draft status for further editing by the author(s). And if the article is
rejected it is removed from the publication queue. In all cases
notification is sent to the authors and editors of the final decision. The
publication staff (admins) makes whatever final tweaks are required, and publishes the
articles live on the public-facing web site.
Published article – sample XML
Annotum XML is based on the Kipling subset of the JATS, and will validate via the