Want to know more about the steps needed to launch and operate an open access (OA) journal?
As part of OA Week 2014, the Scholastica team hosted a recorded panel discussion entitled- Inside the Editors’ Office: Launching a Sustainable Open Access Journal. We were lucky to have three editors at different stages of open access journal development join the discussion: Yale University professor Olav Sorenson, editor of Sociological Science, which launched in September 2013; and University at Buffalo Librarians Amy Vilz and Molly Poremski, editors of The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections, which launched in early October.
During the panel the editors shared tales from the field and insights on what it takes to get a publication off the ground. Among topics covered was advice on how journal editors should go about developing: an editorial process, funding model, indexing plan, and approach to impact.
If you’re thinking about or in the process of launching an OA journal and want more information on how to get started, we also encourage you to check out The Open Access Journal Starter Kit! It’s a new OA ebook created by the Scholastica team. The Open Access Journal Starter Kit offers a detailed breakdown of steps to take when starting a new journal, with lots of links to additional resources on OA publishing.