Establishing an online editorial and publishing system: One-year experience with the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences

  • Mahmoud Saghaei

Abstract

Although numerous published materials recommend journals to become online, few of them mention the transitional period, and to our knowledge none of them propose a rational evidence based approach to overcome the difficulties inherent in this time period. Studying the experiences of different journals during their transition into online business may help to delineate prominent factors affecting the whole process and its final outcome. In this article the story of a particular medial journal (Journal of Research in Medical Sciences) to change into an online practice is presented hoping to share experiences with other journals around the world.

Author Biography

Mahmoud Saghaei
Mahmoud Saghaei is a professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Currently he is the editor of Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, a bimonthly journal publishing papers related to clinical medicine (http://journals.mui.ac.ir/index.php/jrms). E?mail: saghaei [at] med [dot] mui [dot] ac [dot] ir
Published
2007-10-01
How to Cite
Saghaei, M. (2007). Establishing an online editorial and publishing system: One-year experience with the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. First Monday, 12(10). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v12i10.1983