Special Issue "Current Operational Issues in Open Access"
A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016)
Ms. Barbara Meyers Ford
President of Meyers Consulting Services, 6610 Christy Acres Circle, Mount Airy, MD 21771-7473, USA
Interests: professional & scholarly communications; learned society management; publishing education & training; STM research & publishing; economic, educational, environmental, equality, and social changes needed in the world
Ms. Mary Anne Baynes
Chief Marketing Officer – Overleaf, 1421 Bridgeport Dr., Raleigh, NC 27615, USA
Interests: professional and scholarly communications; STM research and publishing; facilitating global, interdisciplinary scientific research; cloud-based collaborative tools and technology; encouraging innovation in the scientific and publishing communities through amazing new technologies
I am pleased to be a Guest Editor for a Special Issue of Publications, on the subject of “Operational Issues in Open Access Publishing”. As we all know, Open Access (OA) is no longer an option for professional and scholarly publishing. Rather, it is a challenge to incorporate this new business model into current publishing programs. The Special Issue will look at a variety of issues, such as (but not limited to):
- new publisher-author relationships
- integrating new standards into manuscript submission systems
- developing and incorporating data management and mining in support of increased discoverability which has become all the more essential with OA publishing
- comparative research in such areas as article-processing charges (setting and collecting Article Processing Charge (APC))
- collaboration among organizations (Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), Ringgold, Technology Companies, etc.) to support publishing operations
Barbara Meyers Ford
Mary Anne Baynes
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Publications is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Open Access
- OA Operational Issues
- Publishers and Open Access
- OA Stakeholders
- OA Collaboration
- OA Technology
- Open Access and Author Relations