Scholastica announces first customizable website templates specifically for academic journals!

Do you need to build a website for a new open access journal or is your current journal website in desperate need of an overhaul but you’re worried you don’t have the time, technical knowledge, or budget to do it? We have big news for you!

Today Scholastica announces the release of the first and only customizable website templates designed specifically for scholarly journals. With the new customizable journal website templates you can set up a website to meet the needs of your publication in minutes without having to dig up thousands of dollars to pay a web developer or spend hours trying to do it yourself.

There’s a lot more that goes into building a journal website than meets the eye, from working with Google Scholar to get approved for indexing to creating a mobile-friendly website layout and metadata plan that will meet the needs of researchers. We know that journal teams have limited time and money for online publishing - that’s why we created these easy-to-use customizable journal website templates.

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Setting up your website is fast and easy. Here’s what you can expect:

Choose a custom domain for your journal

An important factor for all academic journal websites is having a professionalized online publication presence. The first place that starts is your website URL. You don’t want your publication website to be a string of numbers, your journal’s association name, or the name of the host site. With Scholastica’s custom journal website templates you can choose a custom .com or .org URL that only states your journal name or acronym. There’s no need to find a domain hosting service, we take care of that for you with no extra work or cost on your part.

Customize your website design and add content

Image: Customize your website design and content

Maybe you want a solid color as your website header or maybe a dynamic image - either way we’ve got you covered! Scholastica journal website templates give you the ability to adjust your website header and color scheme to make it your own. To change your website’s background color, just select a valid hex code for the color you want. You can find tons of hex codes online, like at HTML Color Picker. Your journal website template will automatically adjust the color of the text on the page to complement your chosen background. You can also upload your journal cover or logo to your website and adjust its positioning and the positioning of your header text.

Once you’ve customized your website layout and added your journal’s branding you can easily add content to the website template pages, which we designed with intuitive navigation to give researchers the best possible user experience. To add text to your website pages, simply click on the area you want to edit and start typing! Use our simple markdown editor to format the text on your pages.

Easily upload articles and add images

Image: Upload articles and add accompanying images

With Scholastica’s customizable journal website templates your team gets to manage all aspects of your publication from peer review to publishing on our central platform. Scholastica’s publishing software is seamlessly integrated with our peer review platform so as soon as an article receives a decision of accept you can upload the edited version and publish it via Scholastica. When you publish articles on your custom journal website you’ll get to select an image to accompany each. You can either upload your own images or use our included image gallery.

Tip: When uploading images be sure to choose the right size to avoid distortion and pick an image that complements the specific article it accompanies. You can either choose a related photo or geometric patterns to accent each article listed.

Set up a customizable journal website template for your publication

Your open access journal’s customizable publication website awaits! To get more information about Scholastica journal website templates and set one up for your journal click here.