Scholarly content packages (typically ZIP files) from content processors/vendors or your existing internal processes can be configured for automatic ingestion into the platform. The event driven architecture of the platform triggers the processing of the packages, breaking down the appropriate component parts including XML, PDF and image files and preparing the article for publication. The XML content is transformed to enable delivery as HTML within the journal website. Article versioning is managed as part of this process.
The publishing dashboard provides journal production teams with a simple, intuitive interface to support reviewing and publishing scholarly content. The dashboard provides a clear view of the articles that have been processed, enables inspection of the various processing activities that have been completed and highlights any errors that may have occurred within the processing.
Articles that have been processed can be previewed to allow further manual checking of the content before publication. Publication is a ‘push button action’ which typically results in content appearing on the journal website within minutes. Publication of articles can also be scheduled to enable specific date and times for the publication.
At present the platform supports a series of common deposits to CrossRef, PubMed, PubMed Central and other services as part of the article production and publishing process. Additional activities can be created and plugged into the architecture to support specific publisher requirements.
The Libero open source platform components includes a set of design patterns that have been rigorously tested with users and iteratively improved to deliver an enhanced journal article reading experience. This design pattern library is combined with the journal web application to deliver your content, ensuring a very modern and clear interface with clear navigation and search capabilities to compliment users in finding and navigating your journal content.
Scholarly articles can also benefit from using the eLife Lens viewer to enable simultaneous text and figure viewing. Images and figures within articles can be delivered as IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) which enables images to be delivered using image viewers that can provide zoom, manipulation and other image interoperable capabilities.