Web forum for scholar publishers and editors

From Julian H. Fisher, Managing Director at Scholarly Exchange:

Scholarly Exchange, the free-and-sustainable e-journal platform, has started an open web forum for editors of scholarly journals.  Available at its website www.scholarlyexchange.org, the Editors’ Forum offers practical discussions and information about ways to start and run an electronic journal.

It serves as a gathering point for editors to ask questions about strategies, management, and technology and to share their practical experience.  Focusing on issues related primarily to electronic journals but applicable to scholarly publishing in general, the forum is open to all editors and journal managers. Distinguished e-journal and open-access experts have agreed to join the discussions, as guest commentators.

The Editors’ Forum  is designed to help with:

  • Basic issues: building communities of interest, recruiting editors, generating submissions;
  • Developing recognition: ISSN, indexing services, DOIs;
  • Archiving options: journal archiving options, sharing journal archives (OAI Harvester and LOCKSS), least-cost XML conversion resources;
  • Printing options:  single-copy or short-run editions, best sources and prices;
  • Sustainability:  making freely accessible journals feasible, revenue sources, subscriptions;
  • Submission or publication fees.

Scholarly Exchange, Inc. provides a free and fully supported open-source e-publishing platform for scholarly journals.  It is a 501(c) 3 public charity serving as a facilitator for open access publishing.”

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