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Research Guides

Publishing an Online Open Access Journal

This guide provides advice and resources for faculty, staff, or students who are considering starting an online open access journal. MSU Libraries provides a hosting platform and technical support.

Staffing Your Journal

Publishing a journal is not a solitary endeavor! Ensure that you have a staff that is knowledgeable, dedicated, and large enough to manage the work of creating a professional serial publication. Assign each of them specific roles, and create guidelines and checklists for each role.

Role: Journal Manager


Role: Issue Editor and Section Editor


Role: Proofreader


Role: Layout Editor


Role: Reviewer