A community is a way to group together users and documents. So, a community is simultaneously:
a members portal, in which members of a team or research group can post and collaborate on content.
a content portal, in which community administrators (editors) solicit, screen, and peer review content submissions by non-members
Basic community portals, i.e. a "members portal", are free. However, content portals that feature a peer review module (whereby editors can invite reviewers to post peer review reports on submitted content) are a paid feature.
Here's how to get started:
Create a user account on Authorea
Sign up for a Community Plan on the Pricing page
Write to us at email@example.com letting us know the name of the Community you want to create or upgrade
Instruct your authors to "submit" to your collection/journal by using the Submit button.
Use the peer review module features to screen submissions and publish approved manuscripts in your collection with a DOI!
Want to see a live example of a community portal with peer review? Visit Tecnologie per l'ambiente and inspect posted content (every document has peer review reports)
Want to see another example of a community portal with peer review? Visit IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering and inspect posted content (every document has peer review reports)
Would you like to customize the look and brand of your community? Find out more about it here.
Updated on: 01 / 26 / 2022