Sharing the platform
Including their own publications, partnerships, co-publishing, and distribution, University Press of Colorado released 55 new titles in the last year, nine of which were award winners. Darrin appreciates that, in overseeing this extensive process, he can easily keep tabs on important projects using Submittable.
“As editor-in-chief,” he says, “I love that I can pop into Submittable, take a look, and then write a quick opinion or leave a thumbs up or a thumbs down for our acquiring editors so they have a little bit of feedback from me. And that's handy—it saves the editors time. It's also a way of keeping the communication going about projects, which when you only have eight people, sometimes can slip when it gets really busy.”
As an early adopter of the software, University Press of Colorado has seen Submittable evolve, from classic features Darrin and his team still value (“we save time with auto-response templates,” he says), to newer tools like custom reviews and reporting. Submittable ensures University Press of Colorado, as well as its partners and members, can concentrate on their press mission: giving the world access to high-quality scholarly works that enhance and advance knowledge.