Here’s an item of interest for e-journal managers and editors out there, or those who are interested in starting an online academic journal.
Co-Action Publishing and Lund University Library have published an Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing, a Web-based document intended to assist in the process of planning, implementing and managing Open Access Journals.
The following is an excerpt from the introduction to the guide:
The Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing is a web-based, living document that allows users to navigate quickly to specific areas of interest. Each chapter contains links to additional resources on the same topic in the form of: other documents and websites, tools and templates that can be adapted for your own use, and examples and best practices from other editorial teams to illustrate how the information can be implemented. Wherever possible, tables, charts, figures and checklists have been used in place of lengthy text.
This is a living document. Users are asked to please submit their own best practices and experiences by using the “Share your best practices” function available at the bottom of each page. Your experiences can bring insight to others!
The guide was written specifically for scientific journals, but many sections are applicable to all journals. Of particular interest to TDL users might be the Setup section, which deals with editorial, peer review, and other policies (among other things).
Via the PKP Blog.