You may want to establish an academic peer-reviewed journal, publish nationally and internationally, help those who want to publish, and fill a gap in the field. So how can you fulfill this request?
There are many articles on the establishment of academic journals on our site. Let’s try to briefly explain the steps of the academic journal setup…
1. First, define an area.
Why do you want to start a Journal? What gap in the field do you want to fill? In which field, on which subjects do you want to publish or help broadcasters?
Your answers to these questions will determine in which field you want to broadcast. Of course, besides focusing on a field, it is also possible to publish on multidisciplinary topics. The choice is yours.
2. Build a website for the Journal.
Today, almost all academic publishing takes place electronically. Electronic publishing has led to the spread of academic publishing. A Journal website will of course differ from standard sites. While standard sites only allow content to be published, academic publication sites have an editorial process. In other words, the author submits the article, the editor reviews, appoints the referee, the referee evaluates the article and makes its decision. At the end of all these processes, the journal editor makes the final decision and determines whether the article will be published or not. Of course, it is very difficult to manage all these processes by mail or phone. There is a software developed to facilitate these processes and reduce the cost of software and offered free of charge to all academics and publishers in the international arena. Open Journal Systems. If you have not heard of this software yet, if you have read this article and heard about this software now, you can feel very lucky. You will start a Journal and maybe this Journal will live 50 years and 100 years. In this process, a good software will save you a huge cost. In this process, the software that will facilitate your work and minimize the cost of publishing is the “Open Journal System”. Today, more than 25 thousand journals use the Open Journal System. OJS is the most advanced article publishing system in the world.
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3. Set up an editorial team.
Get people to the editorial board with whom you can manage the editorial process together or get help when needed. The richness of both your editor and editorial board gives your journal a reputation.
Since you are the owner and responsible of the journal, you will decide who will take part in this team and you will ensure the quality of the journal.
4. Promote your journal.
You have established a new Journal, no one knows your Journal yet. First of all, start promoting your Journal from your close circle. Request an article using your environment and social media. Especially for the first and second numbers, these attempts are very important. In the next issues, the articles will flow as the journal will already be well-known. 🙂
5. Publish the first issue.
The most important and happiest moment is the publication of the first issue.
In this process (during the publication of the first issue), we saw that many people were happy and excited as if they had a child… They are right. Because they had a child to raise and care for…. By the 1. 2. 3. issue, the child will grow up, enter national and international indexes, and become one of the best Journals in the world….
6. Apply for an ISSN.
ISSN application requirements vary from country to country. In some countries, ISSN can be obtained when the first issue is published. Find out how you can get an ISSN and apply for an ISSN. Getting an ISSN for an online Journal is much easier than for a print Journal. Keep this in mind when researching ISSN.
7. Get DOIs for your articles.
DOI is the uniqueness number of the articles. Today, it has become very popular with digital publishing. Normally, DOI requires a $250 annual subscription fee to various companies and $1-2 for each article. However, it is possible to obtain and use a free DOI. Even the free DOI has other advantages. You can check our article How to get DOI for FREE? Articles using the free and unlimited DOI service provided by CERN, the World Atomic Research Center, are also indexed by the European Union Index, EpenAIRE. Besides the free DOI, you will also have an index. Each of these are very important steps for newly established journals.
8. Submit the journal for indexing
The second most important issue for academic journals is indexing. Although it is not possible to enter all indexes as soon as they are installed, each index has its own criteria. Therefore, examine the criteria of the indexes you want to enter and apply to the indexes if you meet the criteria. Some indexes require you to publish at least 20 articles, some require at least 2 years of publication, some require you to be an open access journal.
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