Description

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.

Key Features

  • The first book on the practical issues of developing an open access journal – what to do, and what not to do
  • Comprehensive and provides a step by step guide in the process of developing an open access journal

Readership

Those who want to start open access journals; Academic librarians; Students in library science courses

Table of 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.

Details

No. of pages:
192
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780632155
Print ISBN:
9781843343400
Print ISBN:
9781843343394

About the author

David Solomon

Dr David J. Solomon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University. He started an open access electronic journal in medical education, Medical Education Online, which has grown rapidly in recent years.

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)