Our Belated Thanks to Scholarly Exchange

It just occurred to me today that after having published two successful issues using the Open Access Platform provided by Scholarly Exchange (SE), our hosting company, I have not publicly acknowledged our debt of gratitude to this wonderful not-for-profit organization.

Here is some information about them cited directly from their website:

Scholarly Exchange emerged in 2002 to promote innovative, cost-efficient electronic-first approaches to scholarly publishing.

Its founders were the first to

* produce a comprehensive manuscript tracking system
* introduce a complete editorial-and-publishing e-platform

Scholarly Exchange is the first to

* offer a Software-as-a-Service e-publishing model
* experiment with alternative revenue models for open access journals

I am especially grateful to Julian Fisher, one of the three founders of SE, who has helped me personally throughout this first year of Pakistaniaat’s publication. What I also like about SE is their very philosophy of providing their platform free of charge for the first year so that a new journal can establish itself without worrying much about the costs.

Those of you interested in launching an OJS journal with the best support available, please do consider Scholarly Exchange–We at Pakistaniaat highly recommend them.

So here it is: Thank you people of SE for making it possible for us to launch and sustain Pakistaniaat in its first year. We hope to count on your support for many years to come.

For more details please visit their website: Scholarly Exchange.

Masood Raja

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja is an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory at the University of North Texas and the author of "The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America" (Palgrave, 2016). 

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