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Publications 2015, 3(4), 219-231; doi:10.3390/publications3040219

The Challenges of Journal Startup in the Digital Era

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100, USA
Academic Editor: Diego Ponte
Received: 3 June 2015 / Accepted: 18 September 2015 / Published: 25 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Challenges of Journal Start-up in the Digital Era)
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This paper aims to contribute to the evolving literature on the new landscape of scholarly journals. It builds on a series of experiences as a journal editor which span the print and digital eras, and focuses on two current activities with new journals. One was designed as a synoptic journal in a broad multidisciplinary field, supported by a commercial publisher; the other a non-revenue journal which aims to showcase the work of undergraduates in the author’s institution. Despite the uniqueness of goals and delivery, some of the experiences—and challenges—have proved remarkably similar. View Full-Text
Keywords: journals; startup; commercial publishing; digital repository journals; startup; commercial publishing; digital repository

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