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Journals: simplify your submission process (comment)

Below is an excerpt from a "Guest Post" evidently written by the Scholarly Kitchen editors that appeared on the Scholarly Kitchen  Blog, followed by a link to the article.  The post calls for journals to make it easier for authors to submit their work by ensuring that their authors' instructions are clear and unambiguous, their formatting requirements are standardized, and their systems for receiving submissions should be universal.  The authors point out that having to customize every submiss

Cambridge University Press to offer Open Engage


Cambridge University Press has announced a new open access portal for hosting pre-prints, research discussions, conference proceedings  and similar material before publication.  The site usses the same technology as the Cambridge Core service for materials published by Cambridge.  Registration and access will be free. The first organization to particpate is the American Political Science Association, which will begin on  August 29.  New partner sites and opportunities to submit material to the parent platform will go live in 2020.