As a clear example of institutional commitment to open access to science, the UPV lunched in 2010 PoliPapers, a platform developed in OJS (Open Journal System), for the management and open edition of electronic journals published by the University.
Publishers of scientific journals, who are also UPV members, can benefit from the advantages of editing their journal in PoliPapers. The process starts by requesting the UPV Publisher to host the journal on the platform. If the journal meets the requirements, it is granted the approval by the editorial committee and by the Vice-chancellor of Research and thus begins its journey in PoliPapers.
The Library's role in this service is focused on four scopes of action:
On the one hand it offers a personalised advice to any platform user, publishers, authors, reviewers, etc., throughout the process of editing the articles, from the submission stage, through the review stage and finally the publication stage.
It also provides support and evolutionary maintenance to the OJS platform under the PoliPapers brand. To this end, software actions are carried out, new functionalities are implemented as OJS releases them, the available improvements are also implemented; such as the recent statistics module, page display or personalisation features in the configuration of each journal.
On the other hand the Library performs management actions on the journals such as obtaining the DOI for each article, checking the degree of originality of the articles with the plagiarism detection tool, or the localisation of quoted articles, all on the CrossRef platform.
A fourth scope of action is that of tasks leading to increased visibility and impact of journals. In order to do this, the Library performs management actions with the main databases (Web of Science, Scopus, etc.) requesting the inclusion of the PoliPapers journals.
The same applies to specialised databases such as Avery, zbMath, EconLit, MathSciNet, MLA, FSTA, Veterinary Science Database, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Academic Search Premier, Academic Plus Font, ICYT, ISOC etc. or resources such as Dialnet or REDIB.
In each case the Library performs the necessary operations so that the information of the new issues appear as soon as possible in the different databases, operations such as the online submission of metadata, xml files, etc.
Similarly, it is also supports sustained communication with editorial policy portals such as Sherpa/Romeo or Dulcinea, informing them regularly of the licenses for use of each journal; with directories like Ulrich's, DOAJ, ErihPlus or Latindex to collect the journals in PoliPapers; with assessment portals such as CIRC, MIAR or the FECYT Quality Seal, requesting in each case the quality guarantee.
Each journal is created and maintained by Google Scholar and, thanks to OJS interoperable communication protocols, articles published in PoliPapers journals are regularly collected by Google Scholar, thus ensuring its visibility in the scientific world.
Institutional repository RiuNet and PoliBuscador also collect the contents of PoliPapers, thus bringing production to the UPV's university community.