ARPHA stands for: Authoring, Reviewing, Publishing, Hosting and Archiving, all in one place. ARPHA is the first publishing platform ever to support the full life cycle of a manuscript, from authoring through submission, public peer review, publication and dissemination, within a single online collaborative environment.
The most distinct feature of ARPHA, among others, is that it consists of two interconnected but independently functioning journal publishing platforms - ARPHA-XML and ARPHA-DOC. Journals and publishers can choose to use one of the two, or a combination of both services. The platform ensures a smooth transition from the conventional, document-based to the forthcoming, fully XML-based publishing:
ARPHA-XML: Entirely XML- and Web-based collaborative authoring, peer review and publication workflow.
ARPHA-DOC: Document-based submission, peer review and publication workflow.