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How do we manage scientific          journals at the UOC?7 things we do well (and some areas we need to                   ...
SummaryI. How we are organisedII. How we workIII. 7 things we do wellIV. Areas for improvementV. Conclusions
I. How we areorganised
About the UOC                • Granted official status in                  1995                • An online university that...
My department: Communication                                Department of                               Communication     ...
My team: Internet Publications           Portal & Internet            PublicationsPortal      Social Media       Internet ...
II. How we work
Our scientific journals• Artnodes          •Scientific                         •Formal standards• Digithum               •...
What do we do?:a) Publishing management     Editing     Translations     Layout     Publication     Indexing     etc.
What do we do?           b) Strategic coordination                      Publications CommitteeMembers                     ...
III. 10 things we dowell
1. Dovetail withgovernancestrategy
1. Dovetail with governance strategy                             • Office of the Vice                               Presid...
2. Route map:Strategic IndexingPlan
Strategic Indexing Plan1.   How, why, where and when to index2.   Ensure compliance with quality standards3.   Communicati...
3. Open JournalSystem platform
System for management of academic journals: OJS1. Programme for management and   publication of academic journals2. Promot...
System for management of academic journals: OJS5. It provides a workflow that facilitates   editorial process flows (peer ...
4. Recognition ofworkload(lecturers involved in journalmanagement)
Recognition of workload  Hours devoted to the academic  management of UOC journals are  detailed in the annual objectives ...
5. Modification of CClicenses:NC-ND-BY to BY
Modification of CC licenses: from NC-ND-BY to BYThreefold objective:- Increase visibility (also in databases that  make co...
6. Collaboration withUOC’s PublishingHouse (EditorialUOC)
Collaboration with UOC’s Publishing House(Editorial UOC)
7. Co-publishing
Co-publishing                Anàlisi:                Co-published by                UOC-Universitat                Autònom...
IV. Some areas forimprovement
Areas for improvement1. More external funding (publicity, research   projects… authors payment?)2. More co-publications3. ...
IV. To summarise 1. Dovetailing with governance strategy 2. Route map: the Indexing Plan 3. OJS management platform 4. Rec...
Thank you!     Lluís Rius  lrius@uoc.edu       @lrius
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  1. 1. How do we manage scientific journals at the UOC?7 things we do well (and some areas we need to improve) StudyTrip Universidade Aberta (Uab) - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Porto, 26 November 2012
  2. 2. SummaryI. How we are organisedII. How we workIII. 7 things we do wellIV. Areas for improvementV. Conclusions
  3. 3. I. How we areorganised
  4. 4. About the UOC • Granted official status in 1995 • An online university that uses a new distance learning model, no on-site classes • Students and lecturers access the virtual campus asynchronously • 60,876 students • 35,237 graduates
  5. 5. My department: Communication Department of Communication Internal Linguistics Portal & InternetPress Office Audiovisuals Communication service Publications
  6. 6. My team: Internet Publications Portal & Internet PublicationsPortal Social Media Internet publications
  7. 7. II. How we work
  8. 8. Our scientific journals• Artnodes •Scientific •Formal standards• Digithum •Management standards (peer review, etc)• RUSC •Digital •Open access• IDP -Free access (no payment required)• Journal of -Open content (as well as free of charge, material can Conflictology be reused, and authors can self-archive)• Anàlisi
  9. 9. What do we do?:a) Publishing management  Editing  Translations  Layout  Publication  Indexing  etc.
  10. 10. What do we do? b) Strategic coordination Publications CommitteeMembers Tasks Vice President for Research (chair)  Approval of editorial criteria 2 researchers  Establish policies and Library Director strategies Editorial UOC  Evaluate new journals Director of Communication  Monitor objectives Director of Internet Publications
  11. 11. III. 10 things we dowell
  12. 12. 1. Dovetail withgovernancestrategy
  13. 13. 1. Dovetail with governance strategy • Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation • Institutional mandate on open access • Publications Commitee
  14. 14. 2. Route map:Strategic IndexingPlan
  15. 15. Strategic Indexing Plan1. How, why, where and when to index2. Ensure compliance with quality standards3. Communication microplans4. Proposal on presence in Social WebIncrease visibility to raise impact, obtain the corresponding metrics
  16. 16. 3. Open JournalSystem platform
  17. 17. System for management of academic journals: OJS1. Programme for management and publication of academic journals2. Promoted by Public Knowledge Project (Simon Fraser University, Stanford University, University of Pittsburgh, California Digital Library)3. Open Source (community, support forums)4. Used by 11,500 journals (Dec. 2011)
  18. 18. System for management of academic journals: OJS5. It provides a workflow that facilitates editorial process flows (peer review, editing procedures)6. Subscription management, notifications7. Standards (OAI-PMH, repository interoperability
  19. 19. 4. Recognition ofworkload(lecturers involved in journalmanagement)
  20. 20. Recognition of workload Hours devoted to the academic management of UOC journals are detailed in the annual objectives agreed with the dean or director of studies.
  21. 21. 5. Modification of CClicenses:NC-ND-BY to BY
  22. 22. Modification of CC licenses: from NC-ND-BY to BYThreefold objective:- Increase visibility (also in databases that make commercial use of their content: EBSCO)- Improve the rank of our journals in indexes (MIAR > Fuente Académica - EBSCO)- Simplify author rights management
  23. 23. 6. Collaboration withUOC’s PublishingHouse (EditorialUOC)
  24. 24. Collaboration with UOC’s Publishing House(Editorial UOC)
  25. 25. 7. Co-publishing
  26. 26. Co-publishing Anàlisi: Co-published by UOC-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona RUSC: Co-published by UOC-University of New England
  27. 27. IV. Some areas forimprovement
  28. 28. Areas for improvement1. More external funding (publicity, research projects… authors payment?)2. More co-publications3. Open Data4. More coordination with D. of MK (journals references in course offerings catalogue!)5. Multi-format6. More web analytics: altmetrics7. Social Web
  29. 29. IV. To summarise 1. Dovetailing with governance strategy 2. Route map: the Indexing Plan 3. OJS management platform 4. Recognition of workload 5. Modification of CC licenses: BY 6. Editorial feedback 7. Co-publishing
  30. 30. Thank you! Lluís Rius lrius@uoc.edu @lrius

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