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Software solution for managing the complete process of preparation and online publishing of journals (academic, conference and non-academic journals)

Country of origin:
Country: 
NORTH MACEDONIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOMK20171116001
Published
16/11/2017
Last update
20/01/2018
Expiration date
19/11/2019

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Computer Software
Cloud Technologies
Applications software
Other specialised wholesale
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Summary

Summary: 
A Macedonian software company has developed an innovative software solution for preparation and publishing of online journals. The solution is suitable for academic institutions, conferences and all the other institutions issuing any kind of journal and can be customized according to client’s needs. The company is looking for new clients or software vendors for cooperation under commercial agreement with technical assistance or licensing agreement.

Description

Description: 

Most of the institutions preparing journals face problems in management of the whole preparation process. Most of the journal preparation is communicated via email, files are stored locally on the administrators’ computers and they have to be carefully systematized and taken care of. Institutions rarely have systems for tracking the journal preparation progress; higher management bodies do not have insight into the process. All this makes the journal preparation slower, non reliable and less transparent.
In this regard, the Macedonian software development company introduces an innovative and competitive software solution for preparation and publishing of online journals. The solution is web based and it includes the complete journal preparation process consisted of several consecutive phases which are managed and monitored by the system administrator. Currently the system incorporates the following phases: opening a “Call for papers”, registration of authors and submission of papers, approval, review, correction and proofreading of papers, creation and final approval of the journal and its online publishing. Access is granted to registered users only. Every user of the system belongs to one of several user roles: administrator, author, editorial board member, reviewer and proof-reader, having specific permissions and allowed actions in the system. The system enables transparency of the whole preparation process: registered authors, submissions, process progress and details of a current phase. All this is available to specific user roles through a user friendly dashboard.
It is important to be mentioned that this system is fully customizable according to client’s needs, the processes and user roles the client utilize. The software solution incorporates real-time notifications with system notifications and emails. The system also has an option for internal sending of messages.
The company is looking for new clients, end-users of the solution or partners that would help introducing the solution at new markets. Desired types of cooperation with international partners should be in the form of providing support for marketing the solution to the potential clients and joint further development or adaptation according to specific needs. The company is interested to cooperate with companies or universities under commercial agreement with technical assistance or licensing agreement. The Macedonian partner is expected to benefit from increased revenue sales whereas the international partner(s) would benefit from introducing the solution into their existing portfolio, increased market share, improved customer satisfaction and higher financial gains.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
•Seamless access to the application via web browser, no need for installing additional software •No need for investing in hardware, suitable for use on all sorts of devices (PC, tablet, mobile phone) •Software solution rarely present on the market •Fully customizable according to client’s needs, processes and user roles the client utilizes. •Complete real-time notification system with system notifications and emails. Internal sending of messages.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Macedonian company is looking for cooperation under commercial agreement with technical assistance or licensing agreement with: 1.Clients i.e. end users- universities or any institutions publishing or planning to publish any kind of journals 2.Software vendors to sell the solution to their respective markets under the terms of commercial agreement with the technology holder. The potential partners are expected to include the proposed solution in their existing portfolio, to engage in promoting the solution at their respective markets, handle sales and after-sales support services. Whenever appropriate and agreed upon, the Macedonian company will provide necessary technical assistance during the overall process. 3. Software vendors to sell the solution to their respective markets under the terms of licensing agreement with the technology holder providing necessary technical assistance during the overall process

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500