New open access journal will publish across all disciplines

Claudia Lupp at Elsevier: “When it comes to publishing, there is no one-size-fits-all approach or format. In years gone by, getting published was largely limited to presenting research in a specialized field. But with the vast increase in research output – and more and more researchers collaborating across borders and disciplines – things are changing rapidly. While there is still a vital role for the traditional field-specific journal, researchers want more choices of where and how to publish their research. Journals that feature sound research across all disciplines significantly broaden those much-coveted publishing options.
To expand and refine that concept even further, Elsevier is preparing to collaborate with the research community to develop an open access journal covering all disciplines on a platform that will enable continual experimentation and innovation. Plans include improving the end-to-end publishing process and integrating our smart technologies to improve search and discovery.
The new journal will offer researchers a streamlined, simple and intuitive publishing platform that connects their research to the relevant communities. Articles will be assessed for sound research rather than their scope or impact….
We are building an online interface that provides authors with a step-by-step, quick and intuitive submission process. As part of a transparent publishing process, we will alert authors on the progress of their submitted papers at each stage.
To streamline the editorial process, we plan to use assets and technology developed by Elsevier. For example, by using data from Scopus and the technology behind it, we can quickly match papers to relevant editors and reviewers, significantly shortening peer review times….
Once papers have been reviewed, edited and published, the goal is to bring this vast amount of information to readers and help them make sense of it for their own research. Every reputable journal aims to publish papers that are accurate and disseminate them to the right reader to support the advancement of science. But how do you do that effectively when there are more researchers and research papers than ever before?… (More)”