Publishing Technology Chosen to Build Pioneering Academic Publishing Site for GSE Research
(Press Release) Oxford, 13 September 2011— Publishing Technology plc, the largest provider of software and services to the publishing industry, has been selected to build an academic publishing platform for GSE Research.
GSE Research’s new online platform for research into governance, sustainability and the environment will be built using Publishing Technology’s innovative semantic web based publishing software, pub2web.
The new GSE Research platform will be among the first of its kind offering the option of an open peer review model alongside the traditional peer review system. This new publishing model is aimed at speeding up the submission process and encouraging heightened engagement and collaboration amongst users.
GSE Research’s prime objective is to bridge the gap between the scholarly research community, policy-makers and the corporate world by building an inclusive and interactive community that shares its views on papers and research in real time. It will be a completely digital model free of the constraints of the traditional scholarly publishing model, which has generally replicated content from print into online.
GSE is the brainchild of one of the world’s top sustainability researchers, Professor Walter Leal, and academic publisher John Peters (former CEO, Emerald Group Publishing).
Authors submitting content to GSE Research will be able to share research both inside and outside of the academic community with speed and efficiency. It will also be possible to discuss papers, opinions and network within the community using the site’s socially collaborative approach. All contributors will have the option to choose between an open access model and a more traditional subscription-based model when it comes to publishing their content.
Visitors to the site will benefit from the semantic web technology native to the pub2web platform combined with a number of features driven by the newly created taxonomy which factors in all areas of GSE Research’s content. The site will be able to connect discourse from a wide, interdisciplinary academic and public policy landscape and present contextual external content resources alongside GSE content, to improve discoverability and transform the user experience.