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Developing Open Access Journals

A Practical Guide

This book provides a practical guide to developing and maintaining an electronic open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Creating such journals, particularly if it is done well, requires a great deal of specialized knowledge that spans library science, web development, intellectual property rights and publishing, as well as well issues that are unique to the activity itself. The book provides a very practical step by step guide to addressing the issues of creating an open access journal.

Paperback, 192 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-339-4

Reviews

  • …this book serves quite well as a good and easy-to-read starter., Library Hi-Tech-Journal
    …raise many practical issues to keep in mind while planning, shaping and maintaining an OA journal., Library Hi-Tech-Journal
    …this book is a good starting point., Library Review (Emerald Publishing)

Contents

  • Part 1 Background information: Introduction; Examples of successful open access journals. Part 2 Crafting a new open access journal: Journal planning issues; Hosting and data systems; By-laws, policies and other journal documentation; Resources and financing; Disseminating the content of your journal. Part 3 Maintaining and operating an open access journal: Launching the journal; Maintaining and sustaining an OA journal; Concluding remarks.

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