Journal publishers that want their articles to show up in relevant abstracting and indexing databases must submit article information to them in machine-readable formats. If you only publish journal articles in human-readable formats, like PDFs, you're likely missing out on valuable indexing opportunities.
When selecting an online system to receive manuscript submissions and manage peer review most academic journals focus on the experience and needs of their editorial team - but what about authors and reviewers?
While you can't guarantee that your journal will receive top-notch reviewer comments all of the time, there are some steps your editorial team can take to improve reviewer comment quality.
Since making the switch to using Scholastica software for manuscript tracking, typesetting, and open access publishing, the Spartan Medical Research Journal has found that its peer review process is smoother for editors and authors, its digital reading experience is more engaging, and the journal has the XML it needs to pursue new indexing opportunities.
How are the ways that scholars find and engage with academic research outputs changing? In this post we highlight key takeaways from the 2018 How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications report and what the findings mean for journal publishers.
In this interview, Melanie Dolechek, executive director of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, discusses the launch of The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications, a group of 10 associations coming together to address the lack of diversity in scholarly communication.
The start of a new year is always a good time for reflection. Before we dive into 2019, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back at some highlights from last year and our plans for the year ahead.
In the wake of Plan S and other recent open access mandates, the need to rethink subscription-based journal publishing models is becoming more pressing for scholarly societies and associations around the world. In this interview, Mikael Laakso, Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics, discusses his research on ways societies are transitioning journals to OA models.
Today, keeping a current journal website doesn't have to involve learning to use complex content management systems or getting a development team to write custom code. Another option is to use an easy-to-edit website template made for academic journals. In this post, we outline three key benefits of using a website template.
In this recorded webinar publishers and editors share their experience launching new open access journals as well as transitioning paywalled journals to open access publishing models.