Special Issue "Beyond Literature: A Scholarly Infrastructure for Text, Data and Software"


A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Björn Brembs

Universität Regensburg Institute of Zoology – Neurogenetics Universitätsstrasse 31 93040 Regensburg, Germany

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

In this special issue, we are collecting scholarly articles on how a digital scholarly institutional infrastructure ought to be implemented today: which functionalities do we have at our disposal and which still need to be developed? The issue will cover the areas text/literature, data, code and integrative aspects. Potential topics include but are not limited to content mining, per article publishing costs, quality assurance and peer review as an article-level (rather than a journal-based) service, academic software management, integrating text, data and code, forecasting future impact from current usage data, as well as articles outlining the technical and legal options for automatically filling institutional repositories with already published literature, interconnecting all existing repositories and any/all other options which would allow libraries to minimize the detrimental effects of subscription cancellations on article accessibility.

Professor Björn Brembs
Guest Editor


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  • open access
  • research data management
  • academic software management
  • digital academic workflow
  • financing publishing reform
  • content mining
  • peer review

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Publications 2015, 3(1), 1-16; doi:10.3390/publications3010001
Received: 7 November 2014 / Accepted: 29 January 2015 / Published: 5 February 2015
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Publications 2014, 2(4), 83-99; doi:10.3390/publications2040083
Received: 24 April 2014 / Revised: 1 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 September 2014 / Published: 26 September 2014
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Publications 2014, 2(1), 38-43; doi:10.3390/publications2010038
Received: 23 January 2014 / Revised: 7 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014
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