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How to Create an Open Accessed Journal?

March 14, 2009

Since last year, I became very interested in the idea of open accessed Journals. Now, I am thinking seriously to create an open access journal and would like to get feedback, ideas, and comments regarding what are the required steps to create an open access anthropology and sociology journal. Topics regarding copyrights, finding interested reviewers, its editorials, its creditability, its ranking among other open accessed journals and non-open accessed journals (gated journals as I call them), how it can be added to the universities’ academic databases? , etc…Looking forward to hear your comments…

Also, I found a book entitled Developing Open Access Journals: A Practical Guide by David J Solomo and wondering if I should order it or not!

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  1. March 14, 2009 5:17 pm

    See two lists at the Open Access Directory:

    (1) Guides for OA journal publishers
    http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Guides_for_OA_journal_publishers

    (2) OA journal business models
    http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/OA_journal_business_models

    Good luck!
    Peter

    • March 14, 2009 8:36 pm

      Thank you Peter. They are very useful links! And, Open Access News is an awesome work.

  2. March 14, 2009 5:52 pm

    Cool idea! Why do you want to start up your own journal? Recently, lots of new journals have been created. I wonder how many of them are going to survive. Maybe the whole anthro-blogging-community should review the existing ones and then decide if it’s best to delevelop them further or create new ones? Sometimes I think there might not be enough anthropologists for all those journals. Have you studied Peter Subers Open Access website? http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html

    • March 14, 2009 9:00 pm

      Insightful comments Lorenz and thanks for the link. Regarding the reason beyond this idea is that I could not find an OA journal discussing consumer culture in particular. It would be great if all researches done in this field grouped in one OA journal. I do agree with you that evaluating the current OA anthropology journals is important now. As I am not that experienced in such matter, I am looking forward to read about their evaluation.

    • March 15, 2009 4:39 pm

      The Directory of Open Access Journals currently lists 53 peer-reviewed OA journals in anthropology,
      http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=124

      Good luck!
      Peter

      • March 17, 2009 10:57 pm

        Thanks Peter, actually, I am trying now to evaluate them and I will post about that once I got a chance.

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