About JN


Overview

Journal Network is a publishing portal for authors, editors, and journal owners. We host over 325 per-reviewed, open access journals covering a wide variety of disciples. Each journal is managed by independent Associate Editors.

We offer an innovative platform based on a model of fast paper distribution; transparency and credit in peer-review; post-publication revision; and the use of technology to remove financial barriers for all aspects of academic publishing. We are led by a team of professional scholars from Johns Hopkins University and technologists from Silicon Valley. We were founded in 2011, and are located in New York City, NY, and San Francisco, CA.

Using Journal Network

Our mission is to improve the way academic knowledge is shared. We’ve rethought many aspects of paper submission, refereeing, and journal management to improve and modernize the way publishing works. Journal Network is designed to be highly intuitive; you can register for an account today to get started.

1. For Authors

Publishing your work in a journal of good visibility is critical to advancing your educational or professional career, and for protecting your claim to that work. This is as true for students and trade professionals as it is for university professors. Authors with experience in publishing papers understand that the process can be difficult to navigate. We’ve worked closely with authors to make it easier to find the right journal, submit papers and communicate with editors, and to distribute their work as efficiently as possible. In particular, we’ve worked to address the following general issues:

Time-lag. It takes 12 months, on average, for a paper submitted to a journal to be published. Reviewing submissions takes time, but such delays in securing publications keep you from competing effectively in your field. Time lag can also delay important discoveries from reaching the world. In the case of medical research, time lag could delay the cures for some diseases. Journal Network encourages a two-stage review process to help resolve this inefficiency. First, Managing Editors make a decision about your submission, and if approved, publish your paper. Second, Associate Editors review your submission, and work with you to revise or extend your paper, as needed. Revisions can be on-going. This approach to refereed publication is both efficient, and results ultimately in greater quality control over time.

Cost. The average open access journal charges the author $1000 for each paper published. If your university or institution does not pay for this charge, you may be priced out of participating in your field. Journal Network handles most of the overhead of maintaing a journal, which significantly reduces author costs.

Access. It’s not easy to find most papers published in journals. Journal Network was built from the ground up to make your work optimized for search engines and abstract indexing services.

Reputation. It can be difficult for authors to ascertain the impact of their research. Journal Network utilizes social reputation metrics, including peer endorsements, back-link counting, and download tracking to provide deep reputation measurements of individual authors and papers.

To submit a paper for publication, you need to 1). register for an account; 2) find a journal and familiarize yourself with the Instructions for Authors and prepare your manuscript accordingly; 3) Click “Submit a Paper.” You will be instructed to enter your abstract, keywords, add or invite additional authors, and upload your paper. The journal’s Managing Editors will work with you thereafter.

2. For Editors

We’ve been Associate Editors ourselves, and understand the challenges that contemporary publication practices create for editors and reviewers. We’re working to change the core experience for you.

Academic Credit. Editorial and Reviewer roles are volunteer positions, for which you receive little or no academic credit. Journal Network utilizes social reputation metrics to provide you with credit for your participation in the Journal, and your contributions to your field.

Freedom. We believe that academic papers are fundamentally a collaboration between authors and editors. You have more room to interact with paper authors, and more freedom in setting the direction and theme of many journals.

You must apply to become an Associate Editor of a journal. To get started, you’ll need to 1) register for an account, and complete you profile and CV; 2) familiarize yourself with the Instructions for Editors; 3) click the “Become an Editor” button. The journal’s Managing Editors will work with you thereafter.

3. For Journals

Journal Network provides a platform to host your journal, and manage submissions, editors, and papers. If you’re the owner of an existing journal, or want to start a new journal, we can take care of the logistics so you can focus on the creating the best content possible.

We’re built with the best web technologies available, including Ruby and Mandril, and utilize cloud CDNs such as Amazon S3 and CloudFlare, to make sure your content is served with speed and security.

Please contact us for more information about starting a new journal or hosting an existing one.

International Journal Network, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite J-291
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-576-8876

Team

  • John
    John H. Reed, M.D.Co-Founder & President

    John is a Johns Hopkins University trained physician and former consultant to the National Institute of Health. He practices in Baltimore and Washington.

  • Adam
    Adam CurryCo-Founder & CEO

    Adam is a technology entrepreneur in San Francisco with extensive experience in research and development, startups, and journal management.

  • Jane
    Jane F. ChuaInternational Coordinator

    Originally from Singapore, Jane has a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University, speaks 6 languages, and understands the challenges and opportunities of academic publishing outside of the United States.

  • Michael
    Michael MazzolaBusiness Development

    Michael is a creative and business executive with dozens of well-known, high-value projects packaged from Los Angeles to New York City.

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