Developing Open Access Journals: a practical guide

Developing Open Access Journals: a practical guide

How to develop an Open Access journal

Open Access (OA) journals are becoming an important means of disseminating research and scholarship. While creating a new OA journal need not be difficult, it takes a wealth of specialized knowledge that most people interested in creating such journals lack. This guide is an abridged version of the original book. This version excludes the chapters covering background information and is presented in an outline format. The goal of this guide is to provide the essential information and guidance needed for the process of designing and operating a successful OA journal. (adapted from author)

Topics covered include:

  • Planning for a New Open Access (OA) Journal
  • Hosting and Data Systems
  • By‐laws, Policies, Author Instructions and other Journal Documentation
  • Resource and Financing Issues
  • Disseminating the Content of the Journal
  • Launching the Journal
  • Maintaining and Sustaining an OA Journal