Special Issue "The Challenges of Journal Start-up in the Digital Era"
A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015)
More has changed in journal publishing in the past twenty years than the previous four centuries. Digital technologies have transformed the submission, review, production and distribution of scholarly materials, with the result that there has been exponential growth in the number of papers published in an expanding roster of journals; some are mainstream, some highly specialized, some are produced by publishers who have existed since printing began and others are produced by small groups with niche interests.
This special issue will collect papers from authors with professional experience in the production of scholarly journals. Invitations are extended in particular to editors and board members who have worked to create new journals since the millennium, and who can address the challenges of establishing journals in a crowded marketplace where the norms of peer review are increasingly under scrutiny in the context of speedier production targets.
Professor Andrew Kirby
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.
- editorial and review policies
- copyright and legal issues
- journal marketing
- pricing models
- niche publishing
- publishing software
- publishing technologies