Tag:academic journal publishing

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.

Most scholars embark on peer review with little to no formal training. So a bit of guidance from journals is often welcome and can make a big difference in review quality. In this blog post, we're rounding up 7 tips journals can give referees to help them conduct solid peer reviews.

At Scholastica, we don't think peer review system configuration should have to equal complexity or added costs. Here's how we're making submission form customization easier for editors — no need to wade through multi-page manuals or pay for bespoke development work.

Trying to optimize peer review processes while in the throes of daily editorial work isn't easy. That's why it's imperative for journal teams to set aside time for regular operational audits. Here are three tips to help.

It can be tempting to table journal promotion initiatives to focus on editorial work, particularly for small teams. But having a promotion strategy is vital to publication development, and it doesn't have to take a ton of time or resources. This blog post walks through tips to develop an effective and efficient journal promotion plan.

At Scholastica, we're making it easier than ever for OA journals to track readership stats. This blog post walks through everything you need to know about our OA publishing analytics suite, including newly added social media insights.

At Scholastica, we're working to support journal publishers taking fully Open Access Plan S compliance routes. In this post, we overview steps journals using Scholastica software and services should take to ensure they're fulfilling the latest Plan S guidelines and our features to help.

If you still have questions about Plan S, you're not alone. As new and revised guidelines are introduced to the developing OA initiative, there's a lot for journal publishers to unpack. In this post, we provide up-to-date answers to the top FAQs we've been hearing.

Publishing consultant Lettie Conrad and Scholastica's Danielle Padula share the top five scholarly publishing trends they're watching in 2022 and implications for small to mid-sized and independent publishers.

In this interview, Scholastica CTO and Co-Founder Cory Schires discusses the development of Scholastica's single-source production service, how it differs from other XML-based workflows, and why we're working to optimize the production process for both humans and machines.