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UC San Diego Library Support for Editors

Scholarly Communications Services at the UC San Diego Library supports new, as well as experienced editors in the publication of quality, visible, and impactful open access journals.

Please see the UC San Diego Journal Editor Resources guide for more information or contact scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu for a consultation.

Flipping or Starting a Journal

Best Practices and Quality Indicators for Journals

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:

Book Publishing

Examples of OA Texbooks

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.
    • Quality indicators and options
    • Available publishing platforms
    • New and existing peer review models 
    • Business models
    • Impact metrics and Indexers

Scholarly Communication at the UC San Diego Library

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