Guest Post: New Guide to Digitally Driven OA Journal Development, from Scholastica

We are pleased to feature a guest blog post from our conference sponsors, Scholastica, to tell you about their latest free eBook; The Small Publisher’s Guide to Digitally Driven OA Journal Development.

The guide covers digital-first content production, hosting, and dissemination best practices publishers of any size can implement to scale their OA journal programs sustainably.

From shifts in how readers find and engage with content to new archiving and indexing requirements and everything in between — there's a lot for publishers to keep up with in the fast-changing research landscape. That's why harnessing opportunities to publish more efficiently via digital-first workflows and content optimization is essential.

The Small Publisher’s Guide to Digitally Driven OA Journal Development
provides a blueprint for strategies publishers at any stage can follow to expand the reach and impacts of their journals while keeping up with the latest publishing standards and trends, including how to:

● Optimize journal websites for online readers and search engines
● Expand article indexing and meet new metadata recommendations
● Adopt a digital-first production process to publish more efficiently
● Establish clear policies for content and data archiving

With OA costs incurred by authors and research institutions considerably outpacing inflation in recent years, there is a growing need for mission-driven organizations to develop sustainable OA journal models to foster a more equitable research future for all. And there has never been a better time for publishers of any size to produce modern OA journals, with more possible OA funding and online hosting options than ever before.

This new free eBook is designed to help scholarly organizations publish high-quality OA journals affordably and disseminate new articles to the broadest possible readership. The Small Publisher’s Guide to Digitally Driven OA Journal Development is free to download at: