OASPA and DOAJ are Launching an Open Access Journals Toolkit Later This Year
The Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of the Open Access (OA) Journals Toolkit, scheduled for launch in the second half of 2023. Research Consulting is supporting them in managing the Toolkit development process as well as in liaising with an expert Editorial Board.
The OA Journals Toolkit is being built as a community-led initiative funded by OASPA and DOAJ, aiming to support new and established OA journals in navigating the rapidly changing landscape of OA publishing. The Toolkit will be a free-to-access website that provides useful articles and further reading materials on topics across the journal development lifecycle, from journal creation and funding, staffing, and policy development, through to indexing and key technical aspects.
OASPA and DOAJ have been increasingly aware of the need for a resource of this kind and assessed the content requirements and likely usage in different regions of the world through a consultation with OA experts, journal managers and editors. Research Consulting carried out the consultation interviews and workshops for OASPA and DOAJ in 2022. Engagement with these communities confirmed that a resource focusing on Open Access journals would be a valuable addition to the current publishing landscape, and this put the exciting Toolkit development process in motion.
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