Articles Online Processing
Effective and timely manuscripts handling is the core editorial office task. Journals Tube enables easy online manuscript registration, peer-review and process monitoring in order to meet the workflow of an editorial office. Journals Tube offers improved authors and referee service, more precise matching of manuscripts and reviewers, faster peer-review process, shorter turn-around times, less paper handling and reduction of editorial costs. Journals Tube enables editorial manuscript tracking by current evaluation status, submission date, author’s country, keywords, etc.
Journals Tube maintains a complex relation between authors, reviewers and editors. Journals Tube enables setup and effective management of authors and reviewer databases. Reviewer’s selection and registration is supported by unique solution, which let to provide their curriculum vitae.
Journals Tube enables also selection of manuscripts for publication, issue composition and authors billing when needed.
Inadequate international journal’s presentation is also a major problem for journals. 4 Medicineoffers effective ways of reaching wide international audience. One, is through expertise of 4 Medicine staff. Expertise enclose ranging from the qualitative to the quantitative. The journal’s basic publishing standards, its editorial content, the international diversity of its authorship, and thecitation data associated with it are all considered.
Active communication with subscribers, authors and reviewers can be established targeted eNewsletter which is containing your desired message. Thisrepresents an excellent tool for informing potential readers about selected articles of interest recently published in your journal as well as critical events, concerning your journal.
Journals and their content are also accessible through Google Scholar, a general scientific search engine, doubling the chances for readership and citation. Last but not least, networking information enables one-click-away access to crucial topics published in the journal.
Journal’s Website Management
For those, who would wish to set up their own journal’s website, but have no resources, Journals Tube provides easy tools to establish web presence within couple minutes. Simply choose predefined template and you are ready to go. All information provided through dedicated solution, like journal description, editorial board information; instructions for authors and content, as well as price structure will be automatically transferred to your journal’s “stand alone” website having regard to the international standards of publishing. If you’d like to have your own design but can’t make it by your resources, our team will do all the work for you for a modest setup price.
Boarding journal’s readership and increasing citation count are the two most critical success indicators for editorial teams. Having a well thought out strategy for a journal’s development is a key to success. Such strategies can only be effectively developed on evidence-based decisions, which requires effective analytical and communication tools. Journals Tube provides statistical analysis of journal’s usage and popularity. This general statistical analysis provides information on the total number of visits to the journal’s website structured by country and gives bold information on the journal’s popularity.
Detailed statistical analysis such as abstracts visits, PDF downloads or author’s statistics gives more precise information on journal’s development and helps to identify most popular subjects and authors. These data can be monitored on a timeframe and geographical basis giving the opportunity for comparison. Identification of most popular subjects and authors help editors to develop a journal in the way to be most attractive to readers.
Journal articles are stored in XML because it supports all languages and scripts, it allows for information such as abstracts and author details to be published in the original local language so that users can immediately discover and access the information they are looking for.
Editorial quality plays important role in text perception and journal evaluation. Form of presented content, quality of illustrations as well form of message (podcast, webcast) are the current on-going creating standards. Journals are not anymore the place for publication of the content. They are communication platforms for scientists, courageously entering professional development activities (like conference organization), education (e-learning), or simple promotion like video animation. Such activities must be accompanied by good quality i.e. high quality of translations (substantial and stylish) , form (size of journal, font type and size), professional composition (high quality illustrations), quality of PDFs and printing quality (quality of paper, colour, ecological printing). Beside technology editorial quality depends also on international standards and requirements for scientific journals adjustment. Standards depending on subject theme of the journal are available in the recommendations of specialistic associations like for example European Association of Scientific Editors..
High quality review process and comments are necessary condition for science development and scientific journals activities. Review is a key point for publications selection, as well mechanism for keeping reliability. Due to new solutions accessible on the market, it is possible to support review process by using different explorers, comparators, plagiarism detection software and bibliographic link validation software.
In internet era on-line journal is highly assessed by scientists all over the world. It allows for quick access to published content from any localization (home, library, university), releases all limits connected with accessibility to printed version. Such a form prolongs also life cycle for older articles.
We recommend use of Journals Tube, where process of preparation and edition of on-line version is manager by electronic tools. It allows for .effective circulation of information, documenting, archiving of content , what finally allows for consistent and complex linked in all activities necessary for preparation article for publication.
Scientific integrity as a vital component of the research process. Editors should deal with all issues related to possible scientific misconduct in manuscripts submitted to or published in the journal. Precise recommendations of scientific integrity are available at the website of the Committee on Publication Ethics. The presented brief guidelines are aimed to increase awareness of authors and decrease misunderstandings about the publication process in a scientific journals.
International spread out of journal is a key point in achieving its high level quality, its recognition and finally indexation in most important bibliographic databases. English language is formally distinguished as international science language, what allows science to spread out all over the world by internet. Publication model is also important for dissemination of journal. Open Access is preferable one, cause it is free, common, permanent and immediate access for everybody to the scientific content. It is complied with international trends. As an example we can point initiatives of Ministry of Science and High Education to support and promote publishers using Open Access.
Growing demand to make research results free available to anyone connected to internet engender initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model. The solution supporting open science idea is Creative Commons who develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws could be easily implemented using Creative Commons.
International cooperation is currently important stimulating point of science by exchange experience and skills. Strategic partnership in key research areas and best scientists engagement allows for easier access for knowledge and human, as well financial resources. Its proper use give the ready solutions for cooperation in development of actual and interesting content. Place of publication in such a case are specialist journals.
Measures of Impact
Citation Index is an important bibliometric indicator , commonly used as an criterion for scientists, research centres and journals. Citations are registered based on bibliography cited in scientific publications. Due to this fact one of the criterions chosen by scientists for article submission is power and spread out of journal (measured by citation index) and its influence on science.
SWOT analysis is a structured planning method used to evaluate the journal’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. The findings allow to determine the position of the journal, direction of development and long-term strategy. Professional scientific consulting helps journal to benchmark the best practices and come closer to the top world scientific databases.
All materials available here are free to download along with a link to the original article that included each document. The documents and flowcharts will help you with publishing process, incl. writing, reviewing, scientific integrity, manucscript workflow, translation.
Publishing scientific journals is a complex task. On one hand, inexpensive online publishing creates an irresistible temptation for setting up a new journal, and on the other hand, the already crowded market and strong international competition leaves little hope for a true international success. An efficient and professional editorial office requires sophisticated and expensive management software, without which reaching for success is virtually impossible today. Due to a high price tag, such editorial office management systems are most often out of the reach for small academic-based editorial teams.
4 Medicine offers a Journals Tube, the most complete and comprehensive yet affordable - web-based Editorial Office Management System. It has been designed for editors and publishers of small-tomedium size, academic-based scholarly journals with limited technical resources and financial revenues
Journals Tube key features:
- effective on-line manuscript submission and tracking,
- web-based editorial processing,
- online peer-reviewing,
- online publishing
- website content management,
- creating any language version,
- journal’s international dissemination and scientific marketing,
- preparation for successful international databases indexation,
- subscribers/authors/reviewers database management,
- journal’s development strategy planning.
Furthermore 4 Medicine offers:
- DOI registration numbers, providing metadata to CrossRef,
- reporting to the indexed journal abstracts services,
- reporting to the full-text databases and Open Access directories,
- assistance in the application to international database,
- advice on how to increase citation,
- preliminary evaluation according to the top world scientific databases,
- professional scientific consulting.
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