Starting an open-access academic journal that is fair
Have you or your organization played with the thought of starting your own open-access academic journal, but you lack the confidence in the mainstream publishers? Then a partnership with us may be an excellent idea. We pay editors and reviewers of all our journals for their work. Thus, you help establish a fairer, more equitable, and sustainable academic publishing model by starting a new open-access academic journal with us.
General reasons for starting an open-access academic journal
There are many good reasons for starting an open-access academic journal. First, you may want to create an open-access journal that focuses on an area of research that is growing in importance but lacks a specialized journal.
Second, you may want to start a new academic journal to create an open-access alternative to established journals that hide most of their research behind paywalls and expensive journal subscriptions. Creating respectable open-access academic journals helps change the current publishing model by making research accessible and inclusive. This was our motivation for created advances.in/psychology.
Third, your organization may need a flagship journal to promote its name and vision. Having a journal is in many ways beneficial for organizations. It can significantly increase their visibility, impact, and outreach.
Fourth, you are tired of academic journals that take advantage of the free labor of reviewers and sometimes even editors. If that is the case, you should consider partnering with Advances.in. We compensate the editors and reviewers of all our journals for their work. If you agree that it is time for academic publishers to financially compensate scholars like you for their work, you should start an open-access academic journal with us.
Reasons for starting an open-access journal with Advances.in
We let you focus on the essentials when you start an open-access academic journal with us. While you help us establish an editorial board and outline the scope and vision of the journal, we take care of the administrative tasks. This includes creating a journal web page, obtaining an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for the journal, registering it with Crossref, etc. We also help you with the marketing of the journal.
However, the most important motivation for creating an open-access academic journal with us should be that you share our vision that editors and reviewers must be compensated for their work. Scholars worldwide are taken advantage of when they are expected to review and edit papers for free. They are told that their work is a service for the community when it, in fact, primarily serves the financial interests of a multi-billion industry.
Thus, we believe that it is time that academic publishers give back to the community. At Advances.in, we want to show that it is possible to practice a sustainable and fair academic publishing model while still running a profitable business.
What to think of before starting an open-access academic journal
Before you pitch your idea to us, you should think of the following questions that are essential to starting an open-access academic journal:
- What topic do you want the journal to focus on? Will it focus on a broader topic or a niche? Will there be enough interest to warrant starting a new open-access academic journal if it focuses on a niche or highly specialized topic?
- Do you have the network and time to find people for your editorial board?
- Would you yourself be available as an editor of the journal?
- Do you have an idea for a short and memorable name? If you plan to publish the journal with us, names should start with the words “advances.in/”
Pitch your idea for a new open-access academic journal
We would love to hear about your ideas. Please get in touch if you have a concrete idea of an open-access academic journal you would like to start or if you have a general idea that you would like to discuss with us.
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