Tag:academic journal management

At Scholastica, we're developing our OA Journal Hosting Platform to make tracking core publishing stats easier than ever. This blog post covers everything you need to know about our analytics suite for publishers and editors and new public-facing metrics pages, including the latest features.

AIB Insights' lead editor William Newburry discusses how the journal's team approached the transition from editorial review to peer review and why they chose to use Scholastica. Since then, they've maintained speedy publication times, expanded from four yearly issues to five, and grown their readership.

Peer review email templates can help journals save a significant amount of editorial time, and they're for more than just manuscript decision letters. This blog post breaks down why, when, and how to create email templates for common journal correspondences, including 9 examples you can use.

Scholastica announces the launch of our second State of Journal Production and Access survey of independent scholarly society and university publishers, which will be used to develop an open industry report. If you work with a scholarly society, university press, library, or institution that independently publishes one or more journals, please take the survey to help develop collective insights.

Susan Altman, Managing Editor of MIT Press' Global Environmental Politics journal, reflects on GEP's transition to Scholastica's peer review system, the editorial team's experience working with Scholastica over the past decade, and the journal's evolution up to this point.

The European Association of Science Editors' (EASE) Program Committee Chair Joan Marsh discusses the upcoming EASE conference, a hybrid virtual and in-person event focused on the manuscript journey, as well as EASE's latest member resources.

Set to be formalized as an ANSI/NISO standard, STM's Peer Review Taxonomy is progressing fast. We caught up with Lois Jones, a member of the Taxonomy working group and Peer Review Manager at the APA, to learn more about the initiative.

Having tested out various OA journal models, the Electrochemical Society publishing team brings a wealth of experience around the benefits and challenges of a range of possible fully-OA funding approaches for academy-led journal programs.

In this interview, President and Founder of PSP Consulting Pippa Smart, overviews the many variations of blind and open peer review that she's come across as well as core benefits and challenges of each that journals should consider.

In this interview, Dana Compton, Editorial Director for the American Society of Civil Engineers, shares her perspective on how journal programs can effectively approach strategic planning in uncertain times, and how journal planning should factor into wider organizational strategy.