Open Access Journals Toolkit

The Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) have launched The Open Access Journals Toolkit.

The Toolkit has been developed by OASPA and DOAJ to provide guidance for new and established open access journals to navigate the rapidly changing scholarly publishing landscape.

The Toolkit is available as a downloadable PDF and a standalone website, with the current edition featuring over 100 pages of material on topics across the journal development lifecycle and everyday operation, such as journal creation, costs, staffing, policy development, through to indexing and key technical aspects, under six main sections:

  • Getting Started
  • Running a Journal
  • Indexing
  • Staffing
  • Policies
  • Infrastructure
  • as well as two addition sections About the Open Access Journal Toolkit and providing Further Reading

The Open Access Journals Toolkit has been designed to support a range of users including publishers, editors, authors, technical providers, reviewers, researchers, and librarians, with the tools needed to support a range of regional initiatives and publishing efforts.