Europe PMC is getting ready to release an upgraded version of Europe PMC plus, a system for PIs supported by Europe PMC funders to submit accepted manuscripts for inclusion in Europe PMC and PMC. The new version of Europe PMC plus has an improved design, and new features for creating and reviewing manuscript submissions.
The new Europe PMC plus will be released on 1 May 2019. Just three things are needed to complete a submission to Europe PMC plus:
Manuscripts submitted to Europe PMC plus must be accepted for publication by a peer reviewed journal. At least the article title and journal name are required.
The manuscript and all related figures, tables, and supplementary materials should be uploaded to Europe PMC plus, and previewed using new tools.
Researchers submitting manuscripts to Europe PMC plus must be funded by one of the Europe PMC funders. Grant information can be linked to manuscripts through a new simple search.
After a manuscript is submitted to Europe PMC plus, the submission goes through quality assurance before being processed into XML, HTML, and PDF versions for archiving, indexing, and display in Europe PMC and PMC. Before being made publicly available on Europe PMC, these web versions are made available to the reviewing researcher for a final review, to make any needed corrections.
The new submission system offers an updated design, clearer workflows, and new features, including an improved preview of submitted files, the ability to view submitted files and processed web versions side by side, and improved communication tools, which simplify creating and reviewing manuscript submissions.
Since supporting open science is an important part of Europe PMC’s mission, the new Europe PMC plus is a fully open source application. It is based on PubSweet, a free, open-source framework for building state-of-the-art publishing platforms, designed to be modular and flexible, so that individual components can be easily reused and adapted for various workflows.
The new Europe PMC plus has been developed in collaboration with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) and community partners including eLife and Hindawi. PubSweet community members subscribe to a common vision of creating open technologies that improve the speed of research.
To find out more about Europe PMC’s partnership with Coko to develop a web-based, open-source content and workflow management platform for manuscript ingest and processing, see http://blog.europepmc.org/2018/05/europe-pmc-and-coko-announce-partnership.html.
For more information about the other platforms that are built on top of PubSweet, visit https://coko.foundation/all-the-platforms.
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