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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.

General Information

Library Publishing Coalition webinars

The LPC’s Professional Development Committee coordinates a regular webinar series to provide opportunities to share knowledge, discuss on-the-ground experiences, and build on community expertise. Webinar recordings are made openly available here.

SPARC: Campus Based Publishing Resources

This comprehensive guide helps libraries, presses, and academic units to define effective partnerships capable of supporting innovative approaches to campus-based publishing.

Society of Scholarly Publishing is a non-profit organization of users engaged in scholarly publishing. Here you will find resources to help answer questions about scholarly publishing and find information and programs to assist with the many aspects of publishing scholarly content.

  • The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill the SSP mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly.
  • Industry Resources - use this page to find information on various industry publications and resources. You will find links to free industry publications, followed by a vetted list of relevant industry resources.

Standards and Best Practices