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Journal Development Services


Journal Development Services

Through our years of experience in supporting key journal publishers and learned societies, Compuscript Ltd has built up considerable resources to assist journals with their development. Experienced in-house staff matched with a network of key publishing consultants and associates with proven industry track records, allow us to offer expert support across many areas.

Editorial Development

Support for strategic development include:

    • Practical strategy sessions to evaluate journal performance and make recommendations for future development efforts
    • Reporting and editorial analysis, which help properly inform strategic realignment to meet the specific goals set by the journal such as attracting new and better papers and obtaining a higher Impact Factor
    •  Review and recruitment for appointments to essential positions on the Editorial Board
    • Assistance with building a strong list of expert peer-reviewers, essential to editorial quality
    •  Management of the application processes to the likes of Medline (Index Medicus, PubMed) and Thomson Reuters ISI Science Citation Index

Digital Publication and Platform Selection

While publishing your content on-line is essential to your title having a global impact­­­­­­, you must also have a good publication strategy. Your content must be accessible by researchers and readers from all over the world and the best way to achieve this is by hosting your journal on an established publishing platform which specializes in journal publication. Compuscript can assist you in choosing the right platform for your content. Compuscript can also assist with the application and deployment of essential services such as CrossRef, Portico etc.


Compuscript will deliver world class production services to the journal bringing an eye for detail, which will include expert copy editing and language editing, professional typesetting and conversion of all articles to XML.

Compuscript’s production team will provide authors and editors with exceptional customer service, focusing on two core areas; quality and speed. Compuscript will manage all aspects of production and performance including:

  • Peer review management
  • Manuscript submission software
  • Production workflows

Journal production tasks including copy editing and proofreading, language editing, formatting and layout, and online and print deliverables.

Market Research and Services

The key to moving a journal forward is to understand where it stands in the market and to continuously monitor that position in the future.  We help journals succeed by focusing on three key areas: author awareness and submissions, journal usage and readership, citations and general media attention. Compuscript delivers this through:

  • Digital marketing to effectively drive online usage and raising the profile of journals
  • Exposure at international conferences
  • Publicity through the mainstream media, as the ability to achieve media coverage of published articles will make the title more attractive to authors of significant papers, in the future
  • Commercial sales options including print and digital advertising for products as well as recruitment, reprints and eTOC sponsorship, sponsored supplements, and other commercial opportunities
  • Affiliations with peer U.S. & European health organizations

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