Starting a new journal

You need to know the following information for publishing your journal with EScience Press.

Editorial control

By selecting to publish a new journal with EScience Press, editorial control, including decisions on individual articles as well as on editorial policies regarding journal scope, peer review, and quality thresholds, lies entirely in the hands of the editors. The role of EScience Press is to be a service provider, making available the underlying technology and tools such as journal development, marketing, customer services, and in-house support for editors, reviewers, and authors.

Journal websites

EScience Press Journals are online publications, although print materials are also produced for promotional and subscription purposes. In cases where print is desired, for example where scientific societies wish to provide print editions for their members, solutions can be discussed. For instance, it may be suitable to produce an annual print edition made available for purchase on demand.

To provide consistency for users and to ensure maximum efficiency, our journal websites are based on a template which offers various customization options.

License agreement

Authors publishing with EScience Press retain copyright and allow for their article to be distributed. This enables anyone to disseminate and reproduce the article, as long as proper attribution of authorship is given and citation details are provided.

Publishing Business Models

If you are an institution or a scientific society, starting a new journal or transferring an existing journal to EScience Press is entirely free of charge. EScience Press will charge a journal setup fee depending upon the business model.

EScience Press has two business models for the new titles. One is author pay model where the author pays article publication fee for open access publication. The other is readership subscriptions where journal does not charge publication fee however, readers, academic institutions, and libraries are offered different levels of subscriptions to access publications.

Under the open access publishing model, there are no access barriers such as subscription charges for users. Instead, there is an article-processing charge for each accepted article, typically paid by authors using funds from their institution or any funding body.

Publishing services

EScience Press continues to adapt to author and editor needs with the increase in article submissions has also been coupled with excellent author satisfaction and feedback.

To ensure that our authors receive first-class services, EScience Press provides the editors of journals with fast, reliable, and customized online tools for all stages from submission to publication.

We are committed to providing editors-in-chief with efficient administrative and technical support. Each journal has a dedicated in-house Journal Development Editor to help editors-in-Chief maximize the journal’s potential and to provide a central point of contact. To help external editors monitor their journal’s performance and develop it further we provide a variety of reports, including:

  • Submission and publication numbers
  • Peer review statistics (for example: time to first decision, and acceptance/rejection rate information)
  • Submissions breakdown by country
  • Editorial Board reviews, submissions, and publications
  • Author survey report statistics (for example: reasons to submit, author satisfaction)
  • Total article access numbers
  • Website access info (using Google analytics reports)
  • Report on article citations

Marketing

EScience Press has dedicated marketing team offers comprehensive support to all EScience Press Journals including; targeted direct email campaigns and extensive advocacy marketing. Additionally, we have an active public relations team geared to provide newsworthy articles to the local, national and international scientific press in print or online.

Customer services

EScience Press customer services offer front-line support to the entire network of website users. With an average 24-hour response, customer services provide guidance to all users whether publishing or searching our open access content.

Journal Copyrights

Societies/ Organizations publishing with EScience Press retain copyrights of their journals. EScience Press also offers its portfolio for standalone journals.  The copyrights of the EScience Press portfolio journals shall be with EScience Press. EScience Press will remain the owner of these journals and retain the copyrights of all material published in the journal.

What to include in a journal proposal

Should you wish to discuss starting a new journal, please provide the information on the points as listed below. Feel free to contact with any questions you want to discuss before beginning the formal proposal.

Names and address details of the person(s) proposing the new journal.

If you are proposing a journal and do not intend to serve as the Editor-in-Chief, please explain what role you intend to take in the running of the journal or, for society journals, your position within the society.

A full Curriculum Vitae, including a publication record, of the proposed Editor(s)-in-Chief.

A brief description of the journal, including:

  •   Title (please check it does not already exist)
  •   A 50-100 word journal introduction
  •   A 100-150 word aim and scope for the journal
  •   A list of topics included (and not included, if useful) in the scope of the journal
  •   Anticipated content, by article type (e.g. reviews, commentaries, research articles).

To start a new journal with EScience Press contact: info@esciencepress.net