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Open Journals Event: 23rd Oct 2014

Later this month the University will be hosting an event centred around staff and/or student led Open Access journals. The event is called Managing journals: challenges and opportunities, and will primarily focus on the practical issues of setting up and running a journal. The event is open to staff and students, and will be of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about this exciting new publishing trend.


The Journal of Terrorism Research - hosted by the University of St Andrews using OJS

The course will comprise of a workshop with three case study presentations showing different kinds of academic journals: art/science, undergraduate/postgraduate/staff, different hosting solutions. There will also be a practical session demonstrating how to set up a journal as well as outlining some of the issues that may arise.

While OJS is being used as a model during the event, the issues presented are translatable to other journal hosting platforms. On this note, after the break, the focus will turn to the factors to consider if you chose not to use OJS as a platform. This will be followed by a Q&A.

The University of St Andrews Library currently hosts 7 journals and 1 conference proceeding using the OJS platform. The vast majority of OJS journals are Open Access so we have chosen to host the event as part of Open Access week 2014.

Please see the programme and sign up at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/?CourseID=4881 (tick the ‘Add course’ box and then click Book)

Event:
Managing journals: challenges and opportunities
1-4.15pm, Thur 23rd Oct 2014, Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews

And, importantly, lunch will be provided from 12noon!

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