Concept and Implementation: Juan Grigera and Toni Prug
Early stage of the project is being funded by the Cultural Studies Association USA and by the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London
We are currently rapidly developing features for academic publishing. Most of the features are already in use live, while others are in development, aiming to go live by the early the end of September 2010.
Before starting, we looked at several existing platforms. Open Journal System is one of them. It lacked flexibility to reconfigure workflows through which submitted text passes through. We choose Plone CMS as our development base because it supports workflows, transitions, easy addition of new content types, good security model, and because it enables fast development and fine-grained configuration of aspects that matter most to us. For some starting technical info see our tech FAQ.