Establishing an Open Access Journal

Setting up a journal

The Library can provide some support for you if you are considering starting an open access journal.

In establishing an open access journal there are a number of factors to consider:

How will it be managed?

Journals normally have a group of editors and an editorial board. A review process for submissions will also need to be established. This blog post from LSE has some useful advice:

Will the journal be affiliated to the University of Glasgow, and who will publish it?

You should discuss affiliation with your College in the first instance. This will help to establish whether the University should be listed as the publisher of the journal.

Where will the journal be hosted?

There are a range of options for journal hosting. The University of Glasgow subscribes to Open Journal Systems through the University of Edinburgh.

The Library can also in some cases provide ISSNs and DOIs for journals hosted elsewhere in the University of Glasgow domain. Alternatively you might choose to use an external journal hosting service.

You can contact for any enquiries about setting up a journal.


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