ScholarML Proposal for Scholar-Friendly Publishing

By Joseph Sant.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
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The modern scholarly article is often the result of hundreds of hours of research. After this research, the scholar is often asked to play the role of a typesetter, since many journals have strict requirements for both presentation layout and digital format. Since these requirements differ between journals, submitting an article to another journal after a rejection adds further effort. Modern XSL-based technologies provide a practical means to remove the responsibility for formatting and typesetting articles from the researcher without encumbering the publisher. This approach allows a researcher to submit exactly the same document to different publishers even when the journals' presentation layouts differ dramatically. This paper discusses the advantages to scholar, publisher and archiver of having a standard XML-based format for journal article submissions. Specific details of implementation are demonstrated through the use of ScholarML, Scholar Markup Language, to write this article, and an XSLT stylesheet to convert it into its finished form.

Keywords: Scholarly Publishing, XML, XSLT, XSL-FO, Academic Publishing

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.71-78. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 532.544KB).

Joseph Sant

Professor, School of Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences, Sheridan Institute of Advanced Technology and Learning, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Joseph Sant has been a lecturer and professor at Sheridan College for over 20 years. Current research focus is the creation and use of software for higher-level education. Industrial work includes training, development of a customized industry-specific CAD package, and consulting on software design. Publications includes texts on C Programming and research articles on Learning Management Systems, Visualization and the use of Static Analysis of Software in a teaching environment.

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