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Journal Website UX Design Tips

UX Design Strategies for Journal Websites

Chances are good that you have visited a journal website that was so easy to use and provided such a seamless readership experience that you bookmarked the website for future visits. This type of experience is an example of great UX design – a facet of web design that is a key driver of digital…
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Celebrating Women’s Contributions to Print, Publishing and STEM

Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s take a moment to learn about some of the great women who were pioneers in the print, publishing and STEM communities. They faced great adversity but didn’t back down for the equal right to work, live and lead their respective industries. Resources: Frances EW Harper Dinah Nuthead Elizabeth Timothy Mary…
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Power of Publishing: Celebrating Black History Month

Each February, we celebrate Black History Month to remember and recognize the important events, people and cultural activities that have shaped our nation. Through this blog, we will highlight some of the first African-Americans who were bold enough to create change through the power of publishing. People like Rev. Peter Williams, Jr., William Hamilton, David…
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More Than Just a New Coat of Paint: Why Allen Press Completely Relaunched its Website

Redesigning and launching a website is no easy feat. There are many factors to consider, including content management systems (CMS), overall design and template theme, mobile optimization features, inbound and content marketing strategies and the effect a new website will have on your audience. Allen Press moved to a WordPress.com hosted website in 2016 during…
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2019 Postage and Mailing Rates: USPS, FedEx and UPS Increase Prices

On October 10, 2018, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced a rate increase for 2019. This is the second time in 12 months the USPS has raised its rates. Back in January 2018, Allen Press blogged about the 2018 rate increases and how it would affect publishers and marketers in our industry. The increased…
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Allen Press Acquires Industry Leading H&B ExcelCoat ZR30 Coater

Lawrence, Kan. – October 18, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. is excited to announce the purchase of an ExcelCoat ZR30 manufactured by Harris & Bruno International. The ExcelCoat ZR30 greatly expands in-house specialty coating capabilities, allowing Allen Press to produce top-quality products with even more efficiency.

Giving Back to Our Community: A Summer of Social Impact

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King As a company with a long history in Lawrence, we truly believe in this quote and are continuously looking for ways to give back to our community. We serve our social impact statement with actions,…
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How Journals Can Improve Gender Diversity in Peer Review

Research increasingly shows how gender affects the peer-review process, and how it doesn’t. For example, some studies indicate that editor gender appears to have some influence over gender diversity among peer reviewers, but gender of authors, editors and reviewers may not necessarily influence which papers are accepted or rejected.

On Display: Google Scholar Adds Quick Abstracts and Journal Branding to Mobile Search Results

Full access to Quick Abstracts on mobile devices gives researchers an easier way to find journal articles On March 21, Google Scholar announced a significant update to its mobile search platform. In an effort to enhance the mobile user experience, search results now include a Quick Abstract. This update is only applicable to mobile devices and…
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