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Starting a Journal The way to Go

Balasubramanian Thiagarajan

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The Decision ??

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To go Online or to Print Or Both

What a Journal should not be

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Should not be a basket where all sorts of articles are published Should not be a closed one Should not be a Red Journal A journal without clear cut copyright, metadata harvesting and archiving policy

Focus of the Journal

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This is what all indexing services look at Focus should ideally be a narrow subject matter The subject should be in confirmation with guidelines laid down by American Library congress With this in mind – Decide how many journals you would like to host

Aims & scope of the journal

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This should be decided next Aim and scope should be as narrow and focused as possible A clear cut decision on the number of issues to be published in a year should be specified Supplemental issues if planned should also be stated here Scope for book reviews should be specified

Editorial Board

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Should be compact Should be headed by a Chief Editor and four Associate Editors Names of the Editorial Board along with their contact details should be published prominently in the journal site Role of the Editorial board should be clearly and explicitly decided Number of Editorial Board meetings that should be conducted should be specified. Online meeting is ideal

Reviewer - Selection

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Selection process of reviewers should be transparent Submitting authors can suggest reviewers Reviewer should be a published author He / She should have either of the following digital identification – Researcher ID / ORCID / Research Gate Member Design of review form Conducting orientation program for reviewers / potential reviewers

The Ideal Journal software

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Should have easy online registration and submission process Should have a credible and easy work flow algorithm Open source Comply with OAI initiative Should provide metadata for harvesting by search engines Should have facility for counting article download numbers Should have facility for XML conversion of published articles and issues

Free Journal Software

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Open Journal Systems Annotumwordpresstool Modified content management systems likeJoomla/Drupaletc

DOI number / Article ID

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Digital ID for published articles is a must. (Crossref) DOI numbering system does the job. It is a paid service ARK numbering is a free alternative. Need to maintain ARK name resolving server Without this number your article will be orphaned

ISSN Number

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Application can be submitted only after publishing the First issue Separate application need to be submitted for online / Print versions of the journal ISSN number allotment is free Before applying for ISSN number decision on the number of issues to be released per year should be clearly decided Without this number indexing services wont index the journal

Decisions to be made

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Is the journal going to be open to all or only to faculty and students of the university Quality will be good if it is open to all Author identification – Digital ID’s Overall supervision of the functioning of the journal – Constitution of a Board of chief editors and soft ware system administrator

A Green journal should look like this

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How the journal is going to be archived

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Eprintrepository Locksssystem Dspacerepository

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