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Events and Support

Calendar coming soon!

Workshop for Editors

What does it take to become a quality open access journal?

Learn what it takes to start a new journal or "flip" an existing one.

what the indicators and options?

  • Publishing platforms
  • New and existing peer review models 
  • Business models
  • Impact metrics and Indexers

Nuts & Bolts: The Super Long List of Things to Do When Starting a New Journal

By Angela Cochran

Book Publishing

Examples of OA Texbooks

Best Practices and Quality Indicators

COPE Publication Ethics : Principles of Transparency

The guide is based quality indicators, principles of transparency, and best practices in scholarly publishing.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE,

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ,

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA,

World Association of Medical Editors (WAME,

eScholarship journal publishing opportunities

Contact scholcomm[at]ucsd[dot]edu for support.

See eScholarship documentation on:

Scholarly Communication at the UC San Diego Library

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