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

KU Libraries' Digital Publishing Services provides support to members of the KU community for the design, management and distribution of online scholarly publications (journals, conference proceedings and monographs, for example) to help make their content available in a manner that promotes increased visibility and access, and ensures long-term stewardship of the materials.  We help scholars explore new and emerging publishing models, and help monitor and address campus concerns and questions about electronic publishing.

Please contact Marianne Reed ( with questions

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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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