By Catherine Mitchell, Director, Publishing Group

The eScholarship team is excited to announce the official launch of our new submission management system.  

This milestone marks the completion of a two-phased project, begun in 2009, to transition eScholarship (UC’s Open Access scholarly publishing and institutional repository service) onto a new platform designed to better serve the publishing and dissemination needs of our users.  The first phase of the project focused on creating a customized access interface for eScholarship content, emphasizing local branding and robust tools for interaction with the publications.

 This most recent transition to a new submission management system has enabled increased flexibility and agile technical infrastructure, freeing us to adapt our services as user needs evolve and new research practices give rise to new forms of scholarship.

eScholarship’s new submission management system provides users with targeted workflows for managing a range of publication types. Scholars working with any of eScholarship’s 40+ original academic journals now have access to the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform, favored by over 8,000 Open Access journals worldwide.  OJS provides a robust, multi-lingual platform for managing the submission, peer review and editing processes associated with journal publishing. Scholars submitting other types of publications to eScholarship (including working papers, monographs and postprints) now benefit from an intuitive, streamlined submission management workflow built in-house by CDL. 

In conjunction with the launch of this new system, the eScholarship team has developed a new help center for eScholarship administrators, editors, authors and reviewers.  This help center features a series of short tutorial videos that offer step-by-step instructions for completing specific tasks within the new submission management system, as well as detailed PDF manuals that provide more in-depth workflow description and instruction for users.

Learn more about the advantages of publishing with eScholarship:

http://escholarship.org/publish_overview.html

View the eScholarship Help Center: 

http://submit.escholarship.org/help     

To inquire about publishing with eScholarship, contact us:

help@eScholarship.org