ASPERS is an online manuscript submission and peer review system that combines the strengths of its international counterparts with functions crucial to the editorial processes of Taiwan's core academic journal publishers, making it aptly fitted for domestic users.
AASPERS can not only support back-end paper publication, it also offers journal publishers a way to share some of their labor burden to solve inadequate staffing difficulties, boost manuscript reviewing efficiency, accuracy and authoritativeness by setting up an optimal administrative model of high standards and quality. ASPERS can be utilized in publishing academic journals as well in soliciting conference papers and publishing collections of such papers. While the challenges of publishing conference papers are similar to those of publishing academic journals, given the extreme difficulties of mastering publishing schedules, it requires greater caution in quality checking to exert academic influence.
ASPERS features four sets of functions to meet the requirements of each user, depending on which part of the core editorial process a particular user belongs: the manuscript writer, reviewer, publishing organization (chief) editor or editorial assistant.