eJournalPlus eDitorial System: Features & Optins

1.   Introduction

eJournalPlus is part of IT Crown AB based in Stockholm, Sweden. Our aim is to provide scholarly journals with an efficient and easy to use peer review system for optimizing publication process. We believe that a user-friendly system can make a difference in what you experience, leading to less user errors and agility in the peer review process. As part of our vision and mission, we are helping scholarly journals to have a better editorial system for their publication process, as well as a better website to present themselves. Moreover, we are also helping them to be indexed in scientific databases, and thus be more visible to the public.

At eJournalPlus, we appreciate the trust you put in us when you use our system. We make an effort to provide you with a comprehensive system, which has a solution for every need you have in the publication process.

2.   eJournalPlus, All in One Solution

We provide all in one solution for managing your scholarly journals. From authors to editors, and reviewers, eJournalPlus provides everything you need from submission to publication. Amongst other features, authors can submit, edit, and revise; editors can manage manuscripts, assign editors and review articles; and reviewers can accept/decline manuscripts, review them and have various options on acceptance/declination of a manuscript. We also provide basic and advanced publication services such as giving advice on page designing and cover design, references check, and plagiarism check.

3.   Easy and Simple to Use

Cut down the peer review process by utilizing an easy and simple to use the system. We believe that a user-friendly system can make a difference in what you experience, leading to fewer user errors and agility in the peer-review process.

4.   Scope of Services

eJournalPlus offers several journal services as follows:

  • Website design and development for all your journals
  • Advanced web-based eDitorial system for managing journals
  • Training and supporting journal users for using eJournalPlus system
  • Advance publishing services (Giving advice in page and cover designing, reference check, etc.)
  • iThenticate integration for Similarity check
  • Crossref integration for assigning DOI
  • Embedding DOIs inside all full-text articles that have already published in the journal website
  • Transferring current and archive content from journal website or XML to the new system
  • Providing a variety of different online workshops on the best practice of scholarly journal publishing guide
  • Status report of journals
  • Collecting processing fees
5.   eJournalPlus Editorial System Peer Review Workflow Solution

eJournalPlus advanced eDitorial System is an all in one comprehensive solution aiming to facilitate the peer review workflow for scholarly journals. Aimed at researchers, academic institutions and universities, eJournalPlus eDitorial System is for who needs an efficient and workflow solution for managing journals online. By designing a user-friendly system and aggregating, all you need to manage journals and manuscripts online, we aim to not only speed up the publishing process, but also to provide a high-quality workflow solution.

Our main features include supporting different roles in the system, providing Crossref integration for DOIs, and iThenticate integration for plagiarism check. An example of a processing workflow is shown in the following figure.

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6.   eJournalPlus System Features

Main Features:

  • A responsive journal website
  • Registration system 
  • Manuscript online submission
  • eJournalPlus System  has 12 roles as follows:  
    • Author
    • Editor in chief
    • Assistant Editor
    • Technical Editor
    • Language Editor 
    • Managing Editor
    • Editorial Board
    • Page Designer
    • Reviewer 
    • Publisher
    • Production Manager
    • System Admin
  • A comprehensive workflow system for editorial management:
    • Receiving manuscripts by editor in chief, (or by section editor, managing editor or assistant editor) 
    • Sending manuscripts to reviewers, (or assistant editors, editorial board or technical editors)
    • Receiving comments from reviewers, editors or editorial board
    • Making a decision based on the evaluation process and/ or editorial board point of view to reject, accept or request for revision
    • Sending feedback to authors regarding the decision
    • Making final decision to accept or reject manuscripts
  • Publishing online after copy editing, page designing, and galley proof
  • Section editors: a journal could have a section editor in which each section has its own co-editor and editorial board. The section editor could assign manuscripts to reviewers and send the result to the editor-in-chief for the final decision.
  • Managing editor: a managing editor’s role is to help editor in chief to receive and review manuscripts based on the journal terms and conditions. This role is responsible for preliminary processing review. 
  • Configuring journal settings
  • Configuring the review process as a blind or double-blind mode
  • Content management system
  • A complete solution for indexing all journal contents, including titles, abstracts, authors, keywords, and full text in case of publishing the full text as HTML format
  • Email notification for reviewers, editors, and authors
  • Exporting XML metadata
  • Sending massive email notification for several journal announcements
  • Importing users into the system from an Excel file

Add-on Features:

  • Payment integration:
    • Integrating the system with common payment gateways
    • Collect processing fee from authors at any phase
  • Crossref integration for DOIs with your own DOI prefixes
  • iThenticate integration for checking plagiarism and similarity check
7.   ­­­Journal Website

eJournalPlus provides a comprehensive and responsive website for scholarly journals. A user-friendly website would not only benefit regular users of the system but also attracts website visitors.

8.   Publishing & Editorial services

Easing the publication process, we provide all you might need to manage online journals. We provide services such as

  • Giving advice in page and cover designing
  • Copy editing for journals in English
  • Reference check
  • Similarity and plagiarism check
9.   Hosting

Run your journals on our highly secured servers from Amazon. Amazon is the dominant cloud provider of the world and we have a team of highly professional IT experts with several years of experience with Amazon cloud services. Using our hosting services with our full support, automatic backups, and up to date software, you will feel safe and secured, and you will be relieved from technical issues, server maintenance or data loss worries.

In addition to hosting journals, we can also provide reliable hosting services for other purposes you might need such as university website, conference system, educational and student systems, as well as eLearning and video conferencing.

10. Customization

Make your desired themes by our feature-rich customization utilities. We provide customization at different levels of the system. In addition to variety of several ready-made great themes for journal websites, we can also design custom themes based on your requirements. We welcome feedbacks and take into consideration to optimize our services.

11. Support & Training

eJournalPlus eDitorial System documentation is rich and easy to understand. We also have online customer support and can help customers by different multimedia facilities such as chat, voice, or video conferencing. There is also the possibility to provide on-demand video conferencing for special purposes.

12. Affordable variety of different plans

Enterprise Plan

We recommend using the enterprise subscription or Pay as you go plan, which includes most of the services that every journal requires as follows:

  • Website design and development for all your journals
  • Advanced web-based eDitorial system for managing journals
  • Journal hosting (Unlimited storage)
  • Training and supporting journal users for using eJournalPlus system
  • Custom domains
  • Custom webmail (50 GB) integration
  • Unlimited manuscript submissions
  • Transferring current and archive content from journal website or XML to the new system
  • Advance publishing services (giving advice in page and cover designing, reference check, etc.)
  • Providing a variety of different online workshops on the best practice of scholarly journal publishing guide
  • Status report of journals
  • Collect processing fees
  • Crossref integration with your account for issuing DOIs
  • Assigning DOIs to published articles (current and backfiles)
  • iThenticate integration with your account to check similarities and prevent plagiarism

Additional Services:

  • Editing service for English content
  • Web-based system for managing conferences
Professional Plan
  • This plan includes the following options
  • Free journal website
  • Hosting up to 20 GB
  • Ticketing support
  • Custom domains
  • Custom webmail (50 GB)
  • Unlimited manuscript submission
  • OJSPlus or ejournalPlus System
  • Archive data transfer
  • Giving advice on page designing for published articles
  • Cover design for each journal
  • Online publishing
Professional Plan
  • Free journal website
  • Hosting up to 10 GB
  • Ticketing support
  • Custom domains
  • Custom webmail (50 GB)
  • Unlimited manuscript submission
  • OJSPlus or eJournalPlus System

Important Note:

eJournalPlus guarantees that each journal has access to all of its data in eJournalPlus system at any time including manuscripts information, users and published articles. The journals can also download all related files in published articles and in-process manuscripts by clicking on the corresponding records.

A journal can also request to take possession of all of its data, which will result in transferring the whole data to a server, nominated by the journal, and removing the whole data from eJournalPlus servers.