CHICAGO, IL (Dec 10, 2018) - Scholastica, a vanguard academic journal software and service provider with tools for peer review and open access publishing, announces new archiving and indexing automations. Scholastica now offers automated article and metadata deposits for the Portico digital preservation archive and for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The new automations are in line with Scholastica's mission to modernize all areas of publishing, helping OA journal publishers do more with fewer resources.
"Creating proper XML for preservation and indexing services is time consuming and requires technical knowledge that many editors and publishers don't have," said Scholastica's Co-Founder and CEO Brian Cody. We built these automations so OA journal publishers have more choices and less headaches. We want to make it possible to publish great journals without having to succumb to the high costs and copyright constraints that large corporate publishing houses are imposing on academia. We plan to introduce additional automation opportunities in the near future."
Among the first journals to use the new archiving and indexing automations are Discrete Analysis, a scholar-led OA journal that receives support from Cambridge University Library, and The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections, published by the University at Buffalo Libraries.
The new automations are available to all journals using Scholastica's Open Access Publishing Software. In order to initiate automatic content deposits into Portico or the DOAJ via Scholastica, journals must first set up accounts with either service and be approved to use them. Once approved, journals notify Scholastica to set up a content deposit feed for them and the rest is handled automatically.
Additional details about the new archiving and indexing automations as well as all software updates can be found on the Scholastica blog under "New Features."
Scholastica is a web-based software platform with easy-to-use tools and services for every aspect of publishing academic journals-- from peer review, to website hosting and design, to typesetting. Scholastica's mission is to create tools to publish academic journals more efficiently and affordably in order to facilitate a sustainable research future. Over 750 journals across disciplines use Scholastica.
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