What is it like to start and manage an online journal? Here is some insight from people who know:
- Developing open access journals: A practical guide, by David Solomon. Chandos Publishing, 2008. Written from the perspective of a faculty member who has started and edited an online open access journal. Chapter 3 covers journal planning issues, including forming an editorial board, defining a peer-review policy, journal structure and content, and developing instructions for authors.
- What does it take to run your own journal? by Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar. BioMed Central, 2014. An informative and succinct blog posting by the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice.
- Why become a journal editor? A question and a few answers from faculty who have.
- "Case study on the development of the International Journal of Exercise Science," by Scott Lyons. Berkeley Electronic Press Case Studies Collection, 2011. This is a summary case study on the origination, development, marketing, and on-going management of a student-focused journal, written by one of its faculty founders.
- Starting a new scholarly journal in Africa (PDF), by Kevin Stranack. Public Knowledge Project, 2008. A thorough examination of the questions and choices available to new editors. Chapters include Types of Journals Published, Publication Methods, Economic Models, Promoting a New Journal, and Ensuring the Success of a New Journal.