Berkeley Electronic Press
|Founder||Robert Cooter and Aaron S. Edlin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Berkeley, California|
The Berkeley Electronic Press, also known as Bepress or B.E. Press, is an electronic publishing firm that was founded by academics in 1999. It is dedicated to producing products and services to aid scholarly communication, including institutional repositories, subject matter repositories, working paper series, and editorial management software. Until September 2011 it also published electronic journals. It was co-founded by Aaron Edlin.
Open access publication tools
- Digital Commons is a software suite that allows institutions to showcase and preserve their scholarly output.
- Selected Works enables individuals to create their own scholarly research pages.
- The Working Paper and Pre-print series provide a vehicle for schools, centers, or research departments to disseminate their early research.
Submission and editorial management tools
- ExpressO aids legal scholars in submitting their research to the law reviews of their choice.
- LawKit is a tool designed specifically for law review editors to track submissions, communicate with authors, and manage expedite requests.
- Edikit helps journal editors and conference organizers to manage the peer-review process.
- The Bepress Legal Repository allows scholars and interested inviduals to browse subject matter repositories in Law.
- Cobra allows scholars and interested inviduals to browse subject matter repositories in Biostatistics.
Bepress published electronic journals in the social sciences, law, medicine, and natural sciences, before selling the portfolio to Walter de Gruyter in September 2011. It published its first journals in December 2000, with the exception of Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, which existed as a peer-reviewed academic journal prior to its incorporation into the Bepress system. The journals included The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, and The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics.
- spolanka (16 September 2011). "De Gruyter acquires 67 journals from bepress – details from De Gruyter’s Sven Fund". No Shelf Required. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
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