Introducing new journal profile design!

Want to engage your readers and help scholars find relevant content faster? We’ve introduced updates to Scholastica’s journal profiles to help you do just that. Scholastica’s newly redesigned journal profiles will make your journal’s published articles stand out more to readers. The new profiles feature a more stylized homepage that immediately presents readers with a selection of your journal’s content, images to accompany articles and blog posts for a more stimulating reading experience, and article sections to help you better organize your articles.

Check out the details of the new journal profile!

Image: New Scholastica journal profile

Images for all articles and blog posts

We’ve added images to all articles and blog posts on Scholastica journal profiles to help you provide visitors with a more engaging reading experience. Now you can select relevant images to accompany each of the articles and blog posts your journal publishes, either by uploading your own images from your computer or by searching for high-quality public domain images right from Scholastica.

Adding images to your articles and blog posts is easy! To add images to a new article or blog post just go to My Journals > Publishing > New (Article or Blog post). Then scroll down to the “Post image” header and click “Attach file” (if you already have an image you’d like to use) or click “Choose image from library” to search a full selection of Flickr images right from Scholastica. To help you add images to articles faster, we’ll also always provide you with a small selection of pre-chosen images to pick from.

All article and blog post images sourced by Scholastica are from Flickr’s collection of copyright-free images, so you don’t have to worry about permissions.

Psst…blogging is a great way to improve your journal website’s discoverability online and make it more engaging for readers. If you’re interested in learning how to go about launching a journal blog be sure to read “Ready to Launch a Blog for Your Scholarly Journal?: 5 Steps to start”.

Image: New article sections

Introducing article sections

Want to help readers more quickly find research of interest to them? Try categorizing your journal’s articles by topic area. You can now easily do this on your Scholastica journal profile by putting articles into sections. Sections are categories that make it easy for your readers to quickly find the type of content in which they’re interested. For example, you might create a “Book Reviews” section or a “Case Notes” section for your journal.

You can add sections to your Scholastica journal profile by going to My Journals > Publishing > Publishing Settings. From there click “Edit,” input the section you’d like to add, and then click “Add” to save your selection. You can add as many sections as you like.

To sort new articles into desired sections, just choose the appropriate section from the dropdown on the “Create new article/edit article” page and it will be assigned.

If you’re not ready to separate your articles into sections just yet, that’s fine too. All of the articles you publish will be in a “General” section by default. If you’d rather have all of your articles in one place, you can simply leave them as-is.

Improved overall profile design

In addition to the introduction of images for articles and blog posts and article sections, the new journal profile also has an improved overall design. We’ve redesigned the journal profile homepage to offer a true survey of your publication. The new homepage features a place for your journal cover and description at the top, followed by a selection of your most recent articles with their accompanying images, titles, and brief abstract snippets to draw in readers. We’ve even included a place for your most recent blog posts with their images, titles, and a portion of the text (if you’re not blogging yet, check out the benefits!)

Additionally, we’ve improved the Articles and Blog pages of the journal profile. Now, rather than just showing text for each entry we display each article/blog post’s accompanying image above the title and abstract or blog post snippet.

We hope you enjoy these updates to the journal profile! As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@scholasticahq.com with any questions. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use Scholastica to manage peer review and publish your journal you can also request a free demo.