JournalQuest is a free full-text database of student journal content from around the world. It's also the easiest way to manage your journal's online presence and the best way to increase the reach of your publication. Here are the Key Highlights:
Increased Reach & Readership
Are there any other databases like JournalQuest?
JournalQuest has some similarities to familiar academic search engines such as JSTOR or EBSCO, but our product is totally unique because it focuses exclusively on indexing and archiving content from student journals, which typically aren't available in those databases.
JournalQuest is also unique in other key ways, such as the fact that it is completely free (both for journals and users) and thus truly open-access. Anyone located anywhere in the world can access content from our database with nothing more than a click.
Search Engine Indexing
What does it mean to be "findable"?
Being "findable" means that when a user starts a search from their 'usual' place (for example, the Google search engine), there's a reasonable chance that they will discover your content if it is relevant to what they're looking for.
For example, let's say you input "rural-urban migration in india" into your preferred search engine. Even if you've just published an article on this exact topic in your journal, unless you've gone to great lengths to optimize your journal for distribution on the searchable web, the chances are the user will never see your article. That's because search engines can't read your hard-copy and they struggle to make sense of an entire journal issue in PDF form. Moreover, if your website only gets a small amount of irregular traffic, the search engines aren't likely to prioritize your content even if they can find it.
To maximize "findability," every article needs to be optimized for the web, published individually as its own entity, and made available in a format that's easy for search engines to digest. That's exactly what we do. And by making thousands of articles available in this format for free, search engines like to prioritize our content. So next time someone searches for "rural-urban migration in india," your article will go to the top of their results. Try it yourself »
Your Content on Your Website
Detailed Information on Embeddable Widgets
Our widgets are responsive and mobile-ready, which means that no matter how your website is built, the widget will look good and work well for your users.
Connected to Academia and the World
More about inclusion in other academic search engines »
In addition to being indexed by standard search engines, our network gets crawled by academic search engines like Google Scholar. We don't deliver your content to just anyone: we deliver it to the academic world. By linking a Google Plus account to citations in the Google Scholar index, young scholars can track citations and start building a name for themselves in academia.
Other search engines have their own methods and criteria for inclusion, so not every article will be included in other academic search engines. But a high proportion of articles from JournalQuest do get included, because they are deemed relevant and of high quality.
Inclusion in other engines means that readers have more ways to discover your content.
Share, Cite, and Be Social
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Every article comes with an assortment of tools to facilitate user interaction. Readers can download citations to popular bibliographic software such as EndNote or RefWorks. Articles can be "liked" and "tweeted," shared easily via email, or posted to dozens of networks without leaving the reading interface. And of course, a print-friendly version of every article is available for those who prefer traditional consumption.
More importantly, as the technology changes, we make sure that the most important and powerful tools for digesting your content are available, now and in the future.
More Than "Mobile Ready"
Why is mobile availability so important?
As one Harvard blogger points out, for a growing subset of internet users "if your content doesn't exist on the mobile screen, it doesn't exist at all." We agree. That's why we designed our network to be absolutely device independent. When you publish through our network, you're content is accessible to everyone in the world no matter how they access the web.
Why the status quo is limiting readership of your journal
Traditional university published student journals suffer from two distinct problems:
Taken together, these factors mean that most traditional student journals have a highly limited readership.
Unfortunately a great deal of the best student scholarship quickly fades to the periphery because it is inaccessible to most readers.
Participation in JournalQuest is free and includes the conversion of your existing digital archives into a web friendly format stored in our databases.
The features and benefits available to free and fee-paying members are the same. Switch between a paid or free enrollment at any time.
Any advertisements that are displayed are done so in a minimally intrusive way and we only work with high-quality, recognized ad partners.
Furthermore, we will never display advertisements on your journal homepage, archives, or within widgets that you place on your own website.
Let's Get Started!
In one page, you can enroll your journal in JournalQuest. Within a few days, you'll start to see your content in our databases.