ROMchip academic open access journal

An academic with an open access attitude

Dr. Laine Nooney reached out to Streetcat in mid-2016 to discuss the possibility of Streetcat building an academic journal developed on the Open Journal System platform. “Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research. OJS is open source software made freely available to journals worldwide for the purpose of making open access publishing a viable option for more journals, as open access can increase a journal’s readership as well as its contribution to the public good on a global scale.”

Having worked in the field of academic research and publishing before as a research assistant for a Tulane University professor in 2011-201, Streetcat delighted at creating this all-encompassing journal platform for Dr. Nooney, who wanted to create a journal for game histories! Streetcat accepted the project and began development in early 2017. The journal was deployed into a beta testing stage, then handed off to Eric Rabinowitz for final user testing and last minute development items.