While we were developing an online library for Begell House, we had potential future upgrades of the system in our minds. The platform infrastructure was designed to be scalable, so we used these foundations to design and deploy a manuscript submission system.
The solution consists of a complete manuscript management system. Authors can easily submit their research papers electronically. The future publication goes through several steps like peer-reviewing by academic reviewers, copy-editing, author interactions and finished by the production process. It all happens online. Finally, the manuscript can be published in BegellHouse's digital library by one click. From there, global institutions can access the publication by their IP addresses.
We created a complete cloud architecture for storing the manuscript production data. All editorial production managers can access a joint database with an extra layer of protection from data corruption or loss. With this manuscript submission system, BegellHouse has achieved:
- 2x faster manuscript production
- significant decrease in costs
- 3x reduction in FTE
- secure database storage and access