EKT ePublishing was developed by the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) with an aim to provide open access to scholarly eJournals, eBooks and eProceedings, as well as a range of integrated publishing services to the country's academic community.
Currently ePublishing hosts more than 20 peer-reviewed academic eJournals (thousands of open access articles) in various categories and dozens of eBooks and eProceedings. The integrated ePublishing environment has been developed with open source interoperable technology. The platform also hosts publications of accredited publishers from Greece.
We believe that the primary purpose of scholarly communication is the promotion and distribution of knowledge and we are committed to the principles of open access in providing publishing services (software, tools, knowledge, technical expertise, consultation services, web hosting and documentation) to the country's scientific communities, organizations and institutions. More than a dynamic application, EKT ePublishing embodies a business process which reinforces EKT's vision to contribute to the process of transition to new models of e-science.
Since 1980, the National Documentation Centre (www.ekt.gr) actively engages in the aggregation, organization and dissemination of scientific and technological information in Greece and internationally. The Centre's objective is the aggregation, organization, online dissemination and preservation of quality-assured scholarly and educational content in a single research infrastructure.
Relying on a long tradition of technical expertise and valuable experience, EKT follows the recent developments in scholarly communication to promote alternative ways of publishing and managing scientific content, assisted by technology and based on wide-spreading business models which enable the internationalization of Greek scientific publications.
Digital journals presented at EKT ePublishing are a result of the institution's successful co-operation with publishers of peer-reviewed journals and institutions/organizations with international prestige in the field of research and culture. Organizations and research institutions can benefit from EKT's publishing services and enhance their publishing capabilities and management procedures by selecting as many or as few services needed.
EKT’s ePublishing services include, most significantly, the organization, documentation and organized dissemination of metadata and content of scholarly journals, training and consulting services on issues such as the standardization of editorial processes according to internationally accepted standards, intellectual property, the inclusion of content and metadata in international content indexers and harvesters via interoperable systems. E-publishing services are addressed to public institutions, and publishers of accredited scholarly journals as well as to the wider public. At EKT ePublishing:
Obtain a searchable domain name and a new web environment for their journal
Acquire a valuable tool for managing the publication process: OJS (Open Journal Systems) assists editors with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. It is a journal management system which is based on international quality standards for interoperability and allows the interlinking of the journal's data.
Increase their readership and the visibility of their publication.
Upgrade, customize and standardize publication processes at all stages.
Provide their readers with advanced tools and functions for navigation, searching and browsing publications in multiple formats and languages.
Offer authors the opportunity for online submission of their work.
Make their metadata available using advanced communication tools and networking applications.
Reach readers outside the publication's discipline or without access to traditional research channels.
Follow digitization procedures which apply international standards of quality.
Make their content open and searchable –this multiplies the book value and the publication's influence-.
Freely access thousands of Greek publications from a single entry point.
Conduct search through the content of publications, e-books and conference proceedings using advanced options (such as keywords or scientific field).
Download the material of their interest and can read it online in multiple formats.
Learn about the self-archiving procedures and the tools of web managing the peer review process.
Find useful resources for open access publishing, potential editors and indexing services.
EKT ePublishing services are part of the activities that take place in the frame of the National Informational System of Research and Technology –NIRST (Operational Programme "Digital Convergence" ) which is being implemented by the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT).