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5 ways academic journals can increase diversity in peer review. (2018, September 11). Scholastica.

An ethical framework for library publishing (Library Publishing Coalition).

Bean-Mellinger, B. (2018, June 29). Difference between an editor in chief and managing editor. Chron. Retrieved from https://work.chron.com/difference-between-editor-chief-managing-editor-12778.html.

Chapnick, A., & Nossal, R. (2017, May 23). The benefits of sitting on a journal’s editorial board. University Affairs. Retrieved from https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/benefits-sitting-journals-editorial-board/.

Cochran, A. (2016, August 4). Nuts and bolts: The super long list of things to do when starting a new journal. The Scholarly Kitchen.

COPE Ethical guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

DOAJ Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing.

Editors Canada. (2016). Professional editorial standards. Retrieved from https://www.editors.ca/node/11696.

Eve, M. P. (2012). Starting an Open Access journal: A step-by-step guide. https://www.martineve.com/2012/07/10/starting-an-open-access-journal-a-step-by-step-guide.

Journalists for Human Rights, Indigenous Reports Program. (2017). Style guide for reporting on Indigenous Peoples. Retrieved from http://www.jhr.ca/en/jhr2017-style-book-indigenous-people/.

Library Publishing Coalition Ethical Framework Task Force. (2018). An ethical framework for library publishing, Version 1.0. Atlanta, GA: Educopia. http://dx.doi.org/10.5703/1288284316777.

Loosey, D. (2016, June 26). How your journal editor works. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Your-Journal-Editor-Works/236911.

Mariani, M., Buckley, F., Reidy, T., & Witmer, R. (2013). Promoting Student Learning and Scholarship through Undergraduate Research Journals. PS: Political Science & Politics, 46(4), 830-835. doi:10.1017/S1049096513001133.

Maron, N., Kennison, R., Bracke, P., Hall, N., Gilman, I., Malenfant, K., Roh, C., Shorish, Y., (2019). Open and equitable scholarly communications: Creating a more inclusive future. Chicago, Ill.: Association of College and Research Libraries. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/resec.pdf.

Professional editorial standards 2016.

Reno, A. (2010). Electronic Student Journals: A Survey of their Characteristics. The Eagle Feather, 7. doi:10.12794/tef.2009.162.

Stranack, K. (2008). Starting a new scholarly journal in Africa. http://web.archive.org/web/20131018100928/http://pkp.sfu.ca/files/AfricaNewJournal.pdf.

University of Sydney. (2014). University guidelines for non-traditional research outputs (NTROs). Retrieved from https://sydney.edu.au/research_support/performance/documents/ntro-guidelines-sydney.pdf.

Professional Associations #

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) #

Founded in 2003, DOAJ is a highly regarded authoritative voice within the Open Access movement. It is a directory of over 10,000 peer-reviewed open access journals. These journals have gone through a rigorous application process, and are expected to follow DOAJ’s co-authored document, Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing.

There is an extensive list of publishing best practices on the DOAJ website. Indicated in the list are the practices required for membership within DOAJ.

Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) #

As described on their website, “SPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education.” Browse information on the Open Agenda (Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data), background, and policies.

Library Publishing Coalition #

The Library Publishing Coalition is a “professional forum for developing best practices and shared expertise” in library publishing. Membership is by institution, so check with your librarian about access to their resources (some will require a login).