Since our new digital journal went live recently, we wanted to take a moment to ensure that you know how to get the most out of it. As a purely digital journal, we expect that much of our content will be (very) interactive. To take full advantage of the digital platform, we have partnered with bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) to bring you the most user-friendly experience possible.
The site is a part of the ScholarWorks platform, and those navigation tabs can be accessed in the menu bar directly below the site title and to the right. Below that are the journal navigation tabs. The crhr research reports uses an editorial manager, helping us to track manuscripts through each step of the peer review process, providing a timeline for each article.
Our metrics allow us to track the location of each download (city, state, country), and are displayed at the bottom of the main page. Readers can also share articles across almost 300 platforms (including Research Gate and other research websites), ensuring that no matter what your social media preference is, we can accommodate it. You can also link back to this blog beneath the social media icons.
Additionally, we are encouraging our authors to include their data–where available–as Supplementary Data (Additional Files; see below), where it can be downloaded alongside the article. We can also feature digital photos, 3D models (see below), movies, and other formats in the articles and on the title page for each article. Users simply press “play” to access/manipulate each resource.
To access and/or download the article, simply click on the title. To follow one of the authors, you can click on the Follow button to the right of their name, and you will get an email every time that author publishes a new paper. Further, you can click on Receive Email Notices or RSS to get an email every time that a new article is published in the crhr research reports.
All of our content is searchable and indexed, and appears across a variety of research topics in Digital Commons where our content can be tailored to specific Commons communities by the authors including (as an example from the above article) Anthropological Archaeology, History, and Science and Technology Studies. All of our content is also archived in perpetuity in the Steen Library on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. To access crhr research reports, click here.