The Scholastica team would like to share an open access ebook we created in response to inquiries we've received about how to launch an OA journal—The OA Journal Starter Kit. This succinct CC BY ebook guide encompasses all of the information needed to get an OA journal off the ground, cultivate a readership, and attract submissions and reviewers during the first year of publication.
We created The OA Journal Starter Kit to serve as a resource, not only to those looking to launch an OA journal, but to those interested in the benefits and process behind open access publishing. By embracing the OA movement, academics around the world are beginning to break down longstanding paywall barriers between those who can and cannot access research. We support and hope to contribute to the OA movement and the opportunity OA journals provide to increase the availability and impact of scholarship.
We're excited to be sharing this resource before the 8th annual Open Access Week! As OA advocates around the world come together to facilitate OA initiatives, the Scholastica Team hopes The OA Journal Starter Kit will serve as a useful tool to those considering OA publishing.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
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Wishing everyone an awesome Open Access Week!