The launch of the SDG Publishers Compact was a timely call-to-action to fast-track scholarly communication efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This blog post highlights some of the many steps journal publishers are taking.
In honor of Open Access Week 2021, we reached out to Scholastica users working with fully-OA journals to ask them how they're factoring structural equity into publication planning and advice for those looking to launch or flip OA titles. Get the details!
Keri O'Keefe, Manager of Publications at The Association of Child Life Professionals, discusses how she and her team flipped ACLP's Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice to a Diamond OA model.
Dr. David Levinson, Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney and Editor-in-Chief of Findings, discusses the journal's community-led, fully-OA publishing model.
Anne Oberlink and Dave Melanson of the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research discuss the launch of Coal Combustion and Gasification Products, a Diamond OA journal, and advice for others looking to start fully-OA titles.
Dr. Simine Vazire, Professor at the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of Collabra: Psychology, a fully-OA journal out of UC Press, discusses the journal's unique funding model and steps they're taking to promote transparency in publishing.
Dr. Andrew Piper, Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University, and editor of the Journal of Cultural Analytics, discusses how the Diamond OA title has developed in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
Dr. Craig Cohen, Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Global Health, a new journal out of UC Press and the UC Global Health Institute, shares steps he and his team are taking to factor structural equity into publication planning, including framing the journal around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Are you working with a scholarly society or institution starting a fully Open Access journal or thinking about transitioning one or more titles to fully-OA publishing models and wondering where to begin? In this post, we break down how to determine the best publishing route for your organization and get your OA efforts off the ground.