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Library as publisher handout 3-journal proposal-form

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Handout to accompany presentation "Library as Publisher"

Lauren Collister
Electronic Publications Associate, University of Pittsburgh

Timothy S. Deliyannides
Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head of Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh

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  • 1. Journal Proposal FormUniversity Library System, University of Pittsburgh2011-08-161) Title of journal2) Frequency and schedule of publication3) Scope, focus, and description of content4) Target audience5) Types of content included (essays, research papers, book reviews, etc.)6) Scholarly review. For each type of content listed in 5) above, describe the intended reviewprocess. Address whether the content is peer reviewed, and if so what process is followedto ensure impartiality (single blind, double blind review, etc.). Describe the standards, criteriaand process for selecting reviewers.7) Proposed editorial personnela) Editor(s) in chiefIdentify the individual(s) responsible for academic content and executive management of thepublication, including name, title, organizational affiliation, and past experience in scholarlypublishing.b) Other editors, if anyIdentify the individual(s) involved in day-to-day management of the publication, includingconducting reviews, assignment of copyediting, proofreading, layout, communication withauthors, etc. For each editor, provide name, title, organizational affiliation, and pastexperience in scholarly publishing.c) Editorial Board (or Advisory Board)For each Board member, list name, title, and organizational affiliation.8) Does a funding source exist for this journal? If so, describe the source of the funds and statehow they will be used. Include support from sponsoring institutions or organizationsrevenues from subscriptions sales or advertising, and any other sources of support. Whatspecific activities does the funding support?9) Are any author fees charged? If so, provide details. What specific activities do author feessupport?10) Target date for first call for papers with ULS as publisher (Web site go-live date)11) Target date for publication of first issue with ULS as publisher
  • 2. For proposed NEW journal titles only:12) Identify at least three existing journal titles of similar content.13) Why is a new journal needed in this area? What characteristics of the proposed new journaldistinguish it from existing titles?For titles already in publication only:14) Current publisher15) ISSN16) Date of first publication17) Title history. List any superseded titles/ISSNs and their dates of publication; list any pastpublishers if different from above.18) Current subscription cost model, if any. For each subscription category, list the annualsubscription cost and the number of subscribers.19) List any indexing or abstracting services that index the content of this title.20) List and describe any existing contractual agreements with other publishers,indexing/abstracting or aggregation services.21) Identify who owns copyright for content included in all back issues of this title.22) Do you require authors to sign an author copyright agreement? If yes, please attach asample.23) Formats currently offered:__ Print__ Electronic24) Are you planning any changes in the formats offered or in your current policies regardingcopyright ownership, access or subscription models?25) Why are you seeking to change publisher?Send completed form to e-journals@mail.pitt.edu.This work by Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, University Library System, University ofPittsburgh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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