Scholastica announces new typesetting service

Scholastica announces the official launch of a new PDF and HTML typesetting service for open access journals. Scholastica typeset articles are mobile friendly, discoverable in online searches, and come ready to be published on a modern journal website.

Is article typesetting taking up your editorial team’s time? Whether you’re wrestling to format article text and data tables on your own, or trying to keep track of freelance typesetters, you’re likely exerting more energy on typesetting than you’d like. And you may not be getting the professional article results that you need.

In the past, there have been limited options for article typesetting. Journals could either contract out to a publisher or freelance typesetter or do it themselves – options that can be expensive and very time-consuming. For open access journals with limited resources, this has proven particularly problematic. But, it doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

Today Scholastica announces the official launch of a new PDF and HTML typesetting service for open access (OA) journals to make typesetting easy and affordable. We leverage advanced typesetting technology to take DOCX manuscripts and accompanying image and data files and turn them into beautiful HTML and PDF articles. Scholastica is able to typeset articles - including complex graphs and tables - quickly and reliably across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

We’ve integrated Scholastica typesetting with our open access publishing platform, to ensure a smooth publishing process. Typeset articles are sent straight to Scholastica Open Access Publishing, ready to be published to your modern journal website.

Read on for the details of our new typesetting service!

We’ll handle all your article formatting needs

Scholastica typesets HTML and PDF articles

Gone are the days of your editors struggling to typeset articles on their own or trying to keep track of freelancers. Scholastica’s typesetting service handles all article formatting steps, so you don’t have to worry about managing the typesetting process. All you have to do is upload your DOCX manuscripts and accompanying files to Scholastica and we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll receive notification as soon as your articles are ready.

Scholastica’s typesetting process is fast and easy:

  1. We take your DOCX manuscript and accompanying files and create BOTH HTML and PDF versions of the article
  2. We send the article proof to the author and work with them to make any necessary edits
  3. When the article is done, we upload it to Scholastica so you can publish it when you’re ready!

Our team does all article text, table, and data formatting digitally, rather than manually creating files in a design editor. As a result, we’re able to produce professional articles more quickly. Scholastica’s typesetting technology can handle even the trickiest of tables and data files. Since we generate tables from real data, rather than inserting images of tables into articles, each one of your articles is sure to look clean and modern.

A 21st-century reading experience for your journal

Typeset articles are published on a modern website

As academic research moves online, journals must change to meet the needs of the digital researcher. Scholastica typeset articles give your journal a truly modern reading experience. Scholars have the option to either scroll through HTML articles on your website or download professional PDFs. HTML articles are mobile-friendly and feature the ability to embed videos, graphs, and tables in the text, making your content more engaging.

With Scholastica typesetting and publishing, you can also be sure that all of your content will show up in online searches. All articles feature machine-readable metadata, making them discoverable via search engines.

Centralize your publishing process

You’ll be able to centralize your journal publishing process with Scholastica typesetting. We’ve integrated our typesetting service with Scholastica Open Access Publishing, so you don’t have to download and re-upload typeset articles between multiple systems. Typeset articles are sent to your Scholastica account, ready to be published to your modern journal website.

With Scholastica Open Access Publishing, journals get:

  • Mobile-friendly website designed to meet the needs of modern scholars
  • Enhanced website discoverability with automatic Google Scholar indexing
  • Publishing analytics, including article download counts, unique website visitors, referring websites, and more

Scholastica Open Access Publishing also seamlessly integrates with our peer review platform - giving your editors the ability to centralize all of your journal management processes.

Putting control of research back in the hands of the academic community

We’ve introduced typesetting to continue our mission to put control of research back into the hands of the academic community. Typesetting has historically been one of the most labor-intensive aspects of journal publishing, making it difficult for journals to manage the entire publishing process on their own. By creating a service to simplify the typesetting process, we are making it easier for academic institutions and scholars to produce journals on their terms.

With the introduction of typesetting, journals can single-handedly manage peer review, typeset articles, and publish on a modern website using Scholastica software and services, rather than contracting out to expensive corporate publishers. We’re thrilled to offer a full suite of journal management solutions to help reduce the amount of manual effort and cost involved in running academic journals and encourage community-led OA publishing.

To learn more about Scholastica’s typesetting service visit the about page or contact us at support@scholasticahq.com!