The quality of the machine-readable metadata associated with academic journal articles is virtually as important as the quality of the research itself. In this post, we overview the role of machine-readable metadata in article discovery and how Scholastica is helping open access journals produce the rich machine-readable metadata they need.
When you think about the role of journal publishers in the research lifecycle, content production and dissemination are two givens. But what about content preservation? In this post, we overview the different archiving options available and best practices for open access journals.
We caught up with PubMed Central (PMC) Program Manager Kathryn Funk to get answers to some of the most common questions that we hear from journal publishers about PubMed and the related literature databases at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE and PMC.
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.
At Scholastica, we're building out our open access publishing platform to make it easier for journal publishers to reach their indexing goals. We're producing machine-readable XML files for all articles published using our platform and introducing automated article deposits for major indexes.
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.
Now journals publishing on Scholastica can add a custom page to their website and journals using Scholastica's typesetting service will get Google Scholar links in all of their references. Check out these latest features!
Ashley Amaya, editor-in-chief of Survey Practice, discusses why they moved journal peer review and publishing to Scholastica to centralize their workflows, and how Scholastica typesetting has enabled them to publish mobile-friendly articles faster.
Scholastica announces the official launch of a new PDF and HTML typesetting service for open access journals. Typeset articles are mobile friendly, discoverable in online searches, and ready to be published on a modern journal website.