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New #AskScholastica Series: send us technical questions!

The scholarly communication landscape is changing fast, and that can raise many technical questions for journal editors and publishers. To help share knowledge, we're launching a new #AskScholastica blog series. Read on to learn more and submit your questions!

Do Your Journals Have Adequate OA Policies? How to make sure in 2024

With the expansion of research access initiatives worldwide, journal open access policies are no longer a nice to have author resource. They're becoming a necessity for both OA and subscription titles. This blog post covers steps journal teams can take to ensure they have adequate OA Policies in the new year.

7 Ways to Spark Diversity in Journal Peer Review

Increasing diversity in scholarship requires an action plan, including journal publishers and editors taking steps to address asymmetry among editorial teams, authors, and referee pools. The question for many publishing organizations is — where to start to have the most impact?

The future of community-driven publishing: Research rooted in academia

Who reaps the fruits of academic research? Much like crops in agriculture, the answer depends on how content is produced and disseminated. We explore the potential to apply concepts from local farming to grow community-driven publishing models in this new blog for International Open Access Week 2023.

Webinar On Demand: Giving CRediT Where it's Due

Want to learn how to implement CRediT (The Contributor Roles Taxonomy) at the scholarly journals you work with? This free on-demand webinar covers what you need to know about the emerging ANSI/NISO standard, including the roles of editors and authors in upholding CRediT and the benefits.

7 Examples of Great Digital Journal Promotion: New Edition

Determining the right marketing mix for any publication takes trial and error, but that doesn’t mean you have to start with a blank slate. You can learn a lot by observing how others are promoting their journals. This blog post spotlights examples of great digital journal promotion across disciplines to inspire your future marketing plans.

Cultivating sustainable in-house scholarly publishing programs: Community conversation PT 2

Publishing leaders from the Biochemical Society and the American Society of Civil Engineers discuss the benefits of societies running journal programs and their approach in the second part of our series on cultivating sustainable in-house publishing programs.

Cultivating sustainable in-house scholarly publishing programs: community conversation part 1

Inspired by the SSP conference session Locally Sourced, Locally Owned: Independent Society Journal Publishing to Seed Trust and Transformation, the Scholastica team decided to reach out to society and institute leaders operating publishing programs to get their take on the primary benefits of in-house publishing and the factors they consider most critical to their success. Here's what they had to say.

5 Ways academic journals can bridge gaps between peer review and publishing

Mind the gap — you've likely heard this familiar phrase issued at train stations, but have you considered how it applies to academic journal publishing? In this blog post, we're rounding up five of the most common gaps between peer review and publishing and ways to address them.

A PID's Life: What journals and scholars need to know

Once Persistent Identifiers a.k.a. PIDs are born, they take on a whole new, and still somewhat secret, life of their own. This blog post covers the what, why, and how of PIDs and key ways journals and scholars can implement them to foster uptake across the research ecosystem and further their publishing goals.