From Shoestrings to Pursestrings: Securing Funding for Small, Open-Access Scholarly Journals

Show simple item record Welzenbach, Rebecca Witchen, Kelly Peters, Allison 2016-06-21T02:48:11Z 2016-06-21T02:48:11Z 2016-05-19
dc.description This presentation was given as part of the 2016 Library Pubilshing Forum held in Denton, Texas. It is a revision/expansion of a webinar the same authors created for a journal editor audience in 2016. en_US
dc.description.abstract Even though most open-access, library-published journals operate on a shoestring, in our experience, securing a small amount of consistent funding—to defray production and editorial costs, reduce the burden on editors, etc.—has a significant impact on the long-term success of a journal. This presentation offers a model for guiding editors and authors through the process of securing funding to support their journal. We do not propose a single business model. On the contrary, we focus on opening up options in ways that are imaginative and open-ended, empowering editors to articulate a story of meaning around their journal. We’ll address the following questions: *At Michigan, beginning in fiscal year 2017, we will start charging fees to our publishing partners. How do we prepare internally for this transition, and how do we break this news in a way that retains trust and a strong relationship with our partners? *What alternative funding options and opportunities—besides toll-access and author-pays—are available to journal editors? We’ll share some of the ideas our journal editors have come up with. *How can we help publishing partners make a strong case for the importance of their publication? What’s the best way to communicate impact? *How can we prepare ourselves and our publishing partners to manage and track their finances? en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject Open Access, Scholarly Communication, funding, journals, library publishing en_US
dc.title From Shoestrings to Pursestrings: Securing Funding for Small, Open-Access Scholarly Journals en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Information Sciences
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl Presentation.pdf
dc.description.bitstreamurl Presentation.pptx
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0001-5083-7835 en_US
dc.description.filedescription Description of LPF Presentation.pdf : Presentation slides in PDF format
dc.description.filedescription Description of LPF Presentation.pptx : Presentation slides in Power Point format, including notes fields
dc.owningcollname Michigan Publishing (MPublishing)
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