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Ready for new peer review software? Kickstart your migration

Are you ready to move to a new journal peer review management system? This blog post outlines a 21-day migration planning kick-start challenge to help motivate your team with a new free Peer Review System Migration Toolkit, including a handbook guide and checklist.

#AskScholastica: Full-text XML benefits and when you need it

Welcome to the first post in the #AskScholastica blog series, where Scholastica's team answers questions about digital journal publishing best practices! We're starting with the FAQ: What are the benefits of producing journal articles in full-text XML, and should we start?

How to keep peer review and production in sync this year

Are you looking to reduce coordination costs between your peer review and production teams this year? This blog post covers tips from the Scholastica Production Service team to help keep everyone in sync (whether handling everything in-house or working with an external vendor).

How Scholars Think Journals Can Better the Author Experience

Many are weighing in on ways to better the journal submission experience for authors from the editor and publisher perspective. But what's the opinion of actual scholars? We surveyed the Scholastica author community to find out! Here's what they had to say.

5 Ways to Drive Return Readers to Your OA Journal

Once a scholar finds your OA journal website, what can you do to encourage them to return to it? Here are five steps your team can take with examples from the Scholastica Open Access Publishing Platform.

How to get OA journals indexed in the DOAJ: Updated guide

What are the DOAJ's latest indexing criteria? And how can you apply to add one or more journals to the index? We break down everything you need to know in this blog post, including answers to FAQs.

A New Phase of Diamond OA Journal Development: Interview with TSR

One of the most exciting aspects of supporting Open Access journals for the Scholastica team is learning about their publication development journeys. In this interview, Jenn Pickering, managing editor of The Sedimentary Record, discusses how they reached the milestones of their 100th article published and a successful editorial board transfer following a journal expansion initiative.

A call for community action to advance research access

In light of recent efforts to stall OSTP OA policy work in the US without community input, we wanted to use Scholastica's blog to help raise awareness of the latest developments surrounding the Nelson Memo and other emerging global OA mandates and ways scholarly communication stakeholders can get involved to have their voices heard.

The Next Iteration of Peer Review: Key developments you need to know

What will the next iteration of scholarly journal peer review look like? That's the question team Scholastica is pondering this Peer Review Week. Here are the primary issues and innovation areas we're tracking with high-level breakdowns of the latest updates.

Webinar On Demand: Going digital-first to streamline the journey from journal submission to publication

During a free webinar Scholastica sponsored as part of this year's ALPSP Conference, we dug into the many benefits of transitioning to a digital-first publishing process and different possible routes to get started or optimize your current efforts. Read on for the details!