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What open source webpublishing software has the scientific community for e-journals?

Nowadays a scientific community can use different electronic publishing systems for the e-journals (journal management systems). Open-source ones were developed solely for e-publications' management and now, in 2007, we can say three of them are of general use for e-journals: Digital Publishing System (DPubs), ePublishing toolkit (ePubTk), Open Journal System (OJS). There exists also different content management systems (CMS), yet those were not primarily built for e-journals and are usable only with a special publication module. Finally, the third option is to pay for a service of different publishers and providers with their own publication systems. This paper deals with comparison of the first two options: specialised systems for e-journals on one side and general CMS on the other side.
   
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Author and Publisher rights for academic use: An appropriate balance

This whitepaper on the academic use of journal content was recently released by the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP/PSP) and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The position paper lays out general terms for the appropriate balancing of rights for academic journal publishing. It notes that the vast majority of academic publishers offer a high level of usage rights by authors and their institutions, including use within the classroom and internal postings for scholar-friendly uses.
   
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Improving the Quality of Technical Publications Increases Employee Productivity and Customer Satisfaction

The following paper discusses how you can improve the quality of your publications. Also, it looks at why a product development system that incorporates publishing in your product development processes is essential to solving your information quality problems.
   
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NIMAS: An Opportunity for Educational Publishers

This white paper from Integration New Media, Inc. and Really Strategies Inc. provides educational publishers with an overview of the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), an explanation of how NIMAS applies to them, and a summary of the new opportunities it creates. It presents a 101 level overview of NIMAS and its importance to publishers. Also, it looks at how XML and content management solutions can help publishers streamline their workflow to meet the requirements of NIMAS and to create new business opportunities for the reuse, repurposing, and repackaging of content.
   
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Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications

This white paper examines the various models of authorship and contributorship and analyses how editors can ensure that they have a workable conflict of interest policy. While the first half of the paper covers the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in publishing, the second half covers research misconduct - its definition and identification as well as international models to tackle it. The paper also examines the difference between a retraction and a published expression of concern, and addresses the question of how best to correct the literature.
   
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