Making Research Available Faster Online: Why Survey Practice Chose Scholastica

When Ashley Amaya took over as editor-in-chief of Survey Practice, the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s e-journal, in 2017, modernizing the publication was her main focus. Among her top priorities for the journal were improving its manuscript turnaround time from submission to publication, in order to make research available faster, and making the online-only journal more interactive for readers. In order to achieve these aims, she sought to move from issue-based publishing to a rolling publishing model, in which articles are published as they’re ready, and to make the journal mobile friendly with the ability to include multimedia in articles.

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