Scholastica was founded in 2012 in response to a growing need in academia for an easier, more modern way to peer review research articles and publish high-quality journals online.
Since then, the size of our team and the scope of our software have grown, driven by our mission to empower academic organizations to publish top-quality journals more efficiently and affordably so they can further their scholarly missions.
At Scholastica, we're committed to helping democratize journal publishing, which we believe will reduce costs, increase open access to knowledge, and enable independent small and medium publishers to operate more sustainably. We pride ourselves on offering modern, intuitive software solutions designed to help journal teams streamline operations and meet the latest industry standards with ease. All our products and services are modular, meaning they can be used individually or seamlessly integrated.
Scholastica is owned by Scholastica Inc., headquartered in beautiful Chicago, and operated under the direction of its three founders (Brian, Cory, and Rob).
Be intellectually honest
Let the best idea win
Don't be an asshole
Being “right” is less important than the team making the best decision we can.
If you don’t know something, say so.
Clarify your sources (users, hunches, studies, etc.) and question those sources. Don’t leave out information that might contradict your case. Don’t be afraid to make clear where you think weaknesses in an idea are.
When you want to prove something, having data that supports your point is hard to argue with.
Weigh an idea on its own merits, not based on who gave it.
Be willing to have your mind changed as new ideas and information emerge. Make clear the criteria you use to define ‘best’ in any given situation.
If you need particular information or evidence to make a judgment call, say so and go get it.
Be willing to talk for 45 minutes, not reach a conclusion, and then talk again tomorrow about the same idea.
We should strive to find the best idea, not the first one.
You aren’t working on an assembly line in the 1800s.
You have agency over what you can create.
Be creative in your work, take risks, don’t be afraid to fail. Be great. Have the courage to become your best self.
Emphasize results over activity. No one cares about how clever you sound, but everybody cares to see the fruits of your labor.
Don’t take pride in being busy for the sake of being busy – take pride in putting in the time to finish something.
ONLY work to achieve something, not to fill time.
Deliver tangible results to our customers.
No one likes an asshole. It’s not cute. Even your mom isn't wild about you when you’re like that. She told us.
You should appreciate the excellence in others and never hesitate to let them know.
Disagreeing happens but never let it devolve into disrespect. We’ll be spending a lot of time together so create opportunities for laughter and friendship and don’t let negativity linger.
Take the initiative to improve and repair relationships in small ways all the time.