DC Publishing Services is designed for journals and libraries ready to take the next step. The service best suits journals that have a solid editorial board and have been publishing a year or longer. Participating journals benefit from professional publishing infrastructure and services previously reserved for large publishers.
The program connects journals to dozens of library and publisher tools in a single step: bepress handles all the memberships, legal agreements, and fees; carries out the technical set-up, follow- up, and troubleshooting; and orients the library and editors to this new landscape.
1. Preservation in CLOCKSS and Portico
Journals are included in CLOCKSS and Portico, both recognized long-term preservation archives
founded by leading libraries and commercial publishers.
2. Library discovery platforms and link resolvers
Articles are delivered to library discovery platforms: OCLC (Worldcat), Ex Libris (Primo), ProQuest (Serial Solutions / Summon), and EBSCO Discovery. Additionally, bepress lists journals with KBART, ensuring they are exposed to link resolvers.
Journals are included in CrossRef, and bepress creates, assigns, displays, and registers DOIs for published articles in accordance with CrossRef’s requirements. The journal needs to comply with CrossRef’s outbound linking requirement, and bepress can help suggest some easy tools.
4. Journal indexes and databases
Once the journal has applied and been accepted to indexes and databases (such as EconLit, EBSCO, Westlaw, ISI, or any local or national archives), bepress manages automatic metadata feeds, as well as full text feeds when possible. In addition, bepress registers the journal in Ulrich’s and obtains an ISSN for the journal.
5. Third-party production services
For support with more complex production processes—outbound linking for DOIs, XML conversion, deposit in PubMedCentral, copyediting, custom typesetting, print on demand, and print production—bepress can refer the publisher and/or editors to third-party vendors offering production services.
To learn more or to get started, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.