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AAUP 2011: Online Journals (K. Purple)


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  • 1. Sustaining and Growing PUP’s Open Access Journal Program Purdue University Press Katherine Purple, Production Editor
  • 2. Purdue University Press Journals
    • 6 Print Subscription Journals (some available online from Project MUSE)
    • Education and Culture ( E&C ); An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies ( Shofar ); Jewish Role in American Life (Casden); Philip Roth Studies ( PRS ); Studies in American Jewish Literature ( SAJL ); Studies in Jewish Civilization ( SJC )
    • 10 Open Access Journals
    • Comparative Literature and Culture ( CLCWeb ); First Opinions, Second Reactions ( FOSR ); Global Business Languages ( GBL ); Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning ( IJPBL ); Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering ( JATE ); Journal of Contemporary Anthropology ( JCA ); Journal of Problem Solving ( JPS ); Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research ( JPEER ); Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research ( JPUR ); Journal of Terrestrial Observation ( JTO )
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  • 5. Berkeley Electronic Press Digital Commons
    • Intuitive manuscript management system
      • Automatic e-mail reminders to authors, editors, reviewers
      • Tools for managing peer review
      • Streamlined process for uploading articles, tracking revisions
    • Reliable, stable, citable publishing platform
    • Usage reporting feature
      • COUNTER compliant feature from Digital Commons
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  • 9. Why is our program Open Access?
    • The management of the journal is less costly
      • Restricted access is so costly in time
    • Mission-related as part of Purdue Libraries
      • Information literacy, scholarly communication, global impact
    • Service-oriented
      • Works well for practitioners, academics in developing nations, and those interested in interdisciplinary fields
  • 10. Challenge 1: Keeping them going
    • Reach agreement with a department or an organization rather than an individual
      • Embeds the journal
      • Invites more parties to become involved
      • Often greater financial resources are available
    • Retain a graduate student to serve in managing editor capacity
      • Oversees day-to-day tasks; acts as liaison with the Press during production process
      • Helps to market the journal
  • 11. Challenge 2: Keeping them funded
    • Cost-out services to department/organization (recover all or most costs for services)
      • Determine all internal and freelance costs to create price list
      • E.g., basic or premium journal
    • Charge article contributors on per page or per article basis
      • Accepted practice in some disciplines
    • Utilize advertisement revenue to defray cost
  • 12. Challenge 3: Overcoming the credibility gap
    • Open Access journals vary widely in quality
    • Indexing promotes an Open Access journal’s validity
    • Usage statistics
  • 13. Future opportunities for Open Access
    • Supplementary material
    • Different types of content
      • Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP)
    • Digital Object Identifier (DOI)