ScholarStor is a cloud-based HTML5 solution for scholarly content that empowers publishers to manage and render content across multiple channels.
ScholarStor supports all product types including journals, books, magazines, databases, major reference works, and new media.
Our platform supports various business models including Open Access (OA), subscriptions, token-based access, pay-per-view, and renewals.
The ScholarStor platform can ingest PDF and standard XML-format content (including JATS).
Yes. This content management solution allows you to immediately publish your content in separate news, events, features, advertisement, and review sections. All content becomes available to end users in real time as it gets pushed from the ScholarStor administrative interface.
Yes. The platform provides an effective alert system that allows a user to sign up for various categories of e-alerts, namely:
The ScholarStor platform provides content access based on IP authentication, referrer URL, and trusted proxies for institutions and consortia.
The platform supports single sign-on authentication using services like Open Athens, OpenID, Shibboleth, and more.
The platform also provides authentication using username/password. Users can get themselves registered through the registration link, or an administrator can create a new user through the administrative platform.
Yes. In addition, ScholarStor has implemented a Web Application Firewall (WAF) on its servers to identify and block suspicious activity. Monitors block excessive downloading, session creation, or session duration.
The platform employs role-based access control. Every user will interact with the platform through a role-based user interface to access and manage content. Only authorized users will be able to create, modify, or delete content.
Discount coupons/tokens can be created in the ScholarStor administrative interface and distributed during promotional events.
The workflows can be customized to add/remove stages as required. From the administrative console it is possible to enter content and request approval. Once new content is approved it will be pushed live on the front-end site. Version management is also supported by the platform.
The platform provides out-of-the-box functionality to register DOI’s in CrossRef. A background process registers each DOI automatically by depositing data in the CrossRef schema.
Yes, the platform supports subscription management for various product types. There are two methods of activating subscriptions:
Real-time: As soon as the e-commerce transaction succeeds the subscription is activated for the user. This type of activation is accomplished through REST APIs between e-commerce and access entitlement modules.
Offline (bulk) processing: Subscriptions can be created offline and then uploaded to ScholarStor in bulk.
ScholarStor is flexible toward self-branding and may be configured to use publisher-specific colors, styles, and fonts.
Yes, the platform allows creation of different layouts for different journals. It identifies each journal as a separate website with its own landing page, style, and content. ScholarStor facilitates the launch of a new journal URL directly from the administrative console.
The layout of a journal page is designed to individual requirements. Placeholders include:
ScholarStor supports most mobile devices, including those which use iOS, Android, Symbian, or another operating system. We use an advanced UI framework to accommodate all types of screen sizes.
The platform has offline capabilities for selected apps on iOS and Android devices which work without an Internet connection. We use embeddable database technology like SQL Lite for offline apps. Offline apps can be synchronized with latest content when connected to Internet, or can be updated with newer version containing the latest content.
Various browsers are supported in ScholarStor, including Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
Yes. The ScholarStor platform indexes all content for searching, optimizing for the full-text searching, hit highlighting, dynamic clustering, and index replication.
Yes. Navigation is key component of a website, relating directly to its success. The platform is designed to accommodate industry standard layouts and is reviewed periodically.
There are multiple search options, including “Search by publication,” “Search by collection,” “Faceted search,” “Tag-based search,” “Search by content,” and others.
The platform provides comprehensive search-engine optimization to make the content widely discoverable on major search engines and to drive targeted traffic. The platform uses the following page optimization techniques identified in Google’s SEO documentation:
ScholarStor supports various models, including Open Access, unit pricing, and pay-per-view, as well as an end-to-end flow of subscription lifecycle management. This includes:
The platform can integrate with all major payment gateways:
ScholarStor can also be integrated with custom gateways.
The platform has social media integration functionality for sharing content on social platforms. Integration can be customized for sharing on popular services.
ScholarStor has the ability to integrate with standard and custom E-commerce platforms using REST APIs.