Day: Monday, May 4, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Room: TBD

Presenter: Brian Cody, Scholastica

Description: In this interactive session, Scholastica Co-Founder and CEO Brian Cody will share actionable insights on how to help a journal navigate the technical aspects of the PubMed Central (PMC) application process. Brian will present a case study on how Scholastica worked with the editors of a campus-based medical journal to learn the requirements for inclusion in PMC, implement the necessary technical criteria, and process their application. Speaking from the vendor perspective, he will overview how to break out the editorial and technical aspects of journal indexing, and how to work with your publishing vendor(s), or your internal publishing technology team, to ensure that your journals are able to fulfill the requirements for PMC and other major discovery services, such as the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). He’ll also delve into indexing metadata best practices, including registering Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for all articles. After the presentation, the session will open up into a collaborative discussion around top indexes for STEM journals, indexing dos and don’ts, and questions from the audience. Attendees will also receive a worksheet that they can use to help guide journal indexing applications.