Tackling that first journal submission can be a great learning experience for scholars, particularly graduate students working on their PhD thesis.

While you can't control the opinions of reviewers, you can take ownership of the submission process to give your paper a boost towards publication.

Can we make creativity happen? There is in fact much more intent behind creative breakthroughs than we often credit or realize.

A Library Sciences Masters student, recently sent us a Slideshare presentation titled, 'What's Wrong With Scholarly Publishing Today?'by Bjorn Brembs . It provided a ton of illuminating data on problems that scientists see with academic publishing.

No one is paying us to create Scholastica. We're making it because we think that there are huge problems with the academic publishing industry. And of course, we've taken it upon ourselves to provide solutions to the problems we've found.