Resources for Editors of Scholarly Journals: Getting Started

Digital Publishing Services at the University of Kansas Libraries have created this guide to assist those thinking of starting a new journal or working with an existing journal. Contact Marianne Reed ( if you have any questions.

KU Libraries' Digital Publishing Services

Digital Publishing Services, an initiative of KU Libraries, provides publishing services that increase the impact and visibility of the high-quality research of KU faculty, staff and students. Our online open access publishing model follows best practices and standards that are designed to increase the reach and impact of the research, as well as providing long-term stewardship of the material after publication.  In order to facilitate broad participation by the KU community in open access publishing, all of our services are offered free of charge.

Please contact Marianne Reed for more information about the services we offer.

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Starting Points

This guide is intended to provide editors of scholarly journals with the tools and resources that they need to successfully manage a scholarly journal.  The content is grouped by subject matter, but readers may find that related information can be found in more than one section of this guide. 

If you have questions about journal publishing at the University of Kansas Libraries, please contact Marianne Reed at

Here are two wonderful resources for editors:

  • Michigan Publishing wiki
    An excellent go-to resource for editors with sections on the following topics, among others:
    -- General planning
    -- Business models and associated costs
    -- Copyright and licensing
    -- Policies and ethics
    -- Managing submissions and peer review
    -- Indexing
    -- Associations
  • Libpub (Google group)
    According to the home page for the group, "Libpub, short for library publishing, is about building community around scholarly publishing activities, whether they are based solely in academic libraries or are collaborations with university presses. LIbrarians, scholars/faculty members, press editors, LIS students & the like are invited to join in on the discussion."


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