This paper introduces the Korean Journal Publishing Service (KPubS), a full-cycle open access (OA) publication model and platform prototype for distributing research outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and medicine (STEM) in South Korea. The model comprises four phases: creation, digital archiving, Web service, and circulation. The publication platform developed from this model enables usage of different systems for manuscript management and is connected to a workbench available for full-text XML semi-automatic conversion and a digital object identifier, or DOI, service. Responsive Web technology is applied to enable an adaptive approach for various devices such as desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. With new information technologies emerging in the electronic environment, and users’ needs becoming more diversified, there is greater demand for more effort from publishers and editors who work for academic journal publication services. Moreover, it is important in OA (especially in the context of scholarly communication) to raise scientists’ awareness of the benefits of OA publishing, which include improved knowledge dissemination, visibility, and speed of publishing—all of which may lead to an increased impact of outcomes in STEM research.


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