PsychOpen offers editors a hardware and software platform and associated electronic publishing services free of charge. This includes journal hosting, support of editorial workflow, provision of website usage statistics and special services for new journals. With its publishing standards (peer review, permanent editorial board, multilingual metadata, etc.) PsychOpen sets a baseline level of quality and performance for the published journals and, thus, ensures content quality on the platform.
By using the open-source Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, PsychOpen also provides editors with fast, reliable, and customized online tools for all stages from submission to electronic peer-review process and publication. Furthermore, we offer consultation in initial configuration, graphic design, and ongoing system support.
The editorial control lies with the editor-in-chief of every journal. Using the OJS platform, each journal's editorial team will be responsible for all editorial workflow management, including the work of soliciting submissions, conducting peer reviews, copyediting, layout, publication scheduling, and all correspondence with readers, authors, reviewers, and editorial staff.
For accepted articles PsychOpen offers its support with the layout-editing process. We work with the professional publishing software eXtyles that molds Word documents into standard styles and supports editing, correcting, as well as linking references to PubMed and CrossRef data. Once articles are processed in this manner, further formats for electronic publishing such as pdf or html will be derived.
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PsychOpen is looking for editors who are considering to start a new open-access publication project or wish to transfer an existing one. Starting a new journal with or transfering an existing one to PsychOpen is entirely free of charge.