Last year I wrote about the return of an open access scientific newsletter (see: “An early model for open access returns: say hello to the new Worm Breeder’s Gazette“.)
Today I’m happy to announce that we’ve enhanced the Gazette with online submission of articles!
You must first register as a contributor before submitting an article for inclusion in the next issue of the Gazette.
About the publication schedule
We’ve chosen to mimic the original frequency of the Gazette with bi-yearly releases. These will occur in June and December of each year. A single volume of the Gazette consists of 4 issues over two years, or the span between the International C. elegans meeting.
Behind the scenes
For this interested in the implementation details, the article submission is powered by WordPress with extensive customization of the default Post and Page write panels. The submission form itself is broken out into distinct fields — the article text, references, figures, and so on.
The end result? A robust content management and user registration system for collecting brief scientific missives that require minimal copywriting to publish.
Want to set up your own newsletter?
This software is suitably generic to allow anyone to quickly set up their own newsletter consisting of public submissions, scientific or otherwise. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.