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Looking to start the next New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, or Harvard Law Review? If so, you are in the right place!

 

The BCPH Academic Journal Accelerator is unlike anything you have ever seen before. We will be distilling the secrets on how to design and accelerate “start-up” peer-reviewed academic journals, as well as advance journals that want to scale quickly to a larger audience.

 

Similar to a traditional accelerator which helps newly emerging business ventures to define and build their initial products, identify promising customer segments, and secure resources, including capital and employees, the academic journal accelerator aims to:

 

  • Devise the purpose and vision of new academic journals

  • Build initial journal bases (e.g. editorial management teams, target readership, target authors)

  • Assist in designing initial journal budgets

  • Facilitate editor and reviewer recruitment, training, vetting process

  • Accelerate publication cycle processes

  • Help with setting up marketing and promotional materials for journals

  • Assist with getting a DOI (digital object identifier) and indexed with engines like PubMed and JSTOR

**All types of start-up journal ideas are welcome, not just those within health, public health, and clinical medicine.**

 

 
DATES ARE CURRENTLY BEING RE-SCHEDULED TO LATE APRIL OR EARLY MAY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE IN ADVANCE.
 

Participants will benefit from group activities, hearing from guest speakers from across a range of academic journals, receiving a plethora of resources, as well as workshops and demos from industry experts within editorial management and scholarly publishing services!

 

Who should participate:

  • Academic Administrators looking to create a journal for their university
  • Communication experts focused on designing a journal for their grass-roots organization
  • Established clinicians wanting to develop their own departmental journal
  • Students in medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, government, business, etc. who want to create an academic journal

 

Brief Agenda for Accelerator:

  • DAY 1: We will discuss the purpose and selection of journal names; whether to go print, digital, or both with the journal; how to financially support the academic journal; and how to garner institutional and financial support for the journal

  • DAY 2: We will talk about the recruitment and training of the editor-in-chief, senior /managing/deputy editors, as well as different types of reviewers 

  • DAY 3: We will go over how to develop manuscript criteria for acceptance, rejection, and revision; how to develop a peer-review process, which includes everything from establishing official manuscript criteria to copy editing to further quality assurance along the submission to publication pipeline; and setting up publications cycles (calls for submission, length of time to review a manuscript, length of time of manuscript in submission to publication cycle, etc.)

  • DAY 4: We will go over crisis mode protocols (e.g. detecting and dealing with plagiarism, unresponsive editors and are reviewers); marketing and promotion of your academic journal; as well as how to set up DOIs (also known as the object identifiers) and get your academic journal indexed

ACCELERATOR REGISTRATION

Sign up as an individual or group participant: 

  • BCPH Member (Group or Individual Participant): $50.00 per person
  • Non-BCPH Member (Individual Participant): $200.00
  • Non-BCPH Member (Group Participant – 2-5 People): $150.00  

GUEST SPEAKERS AND PARTNERS

If you are interested in becoming a guest speaker or partner for the Accelerator, please email drcarpenter@hphr.org with GUEST SPEAKER – ACCELERATOR or PARTNER – ACCELERATOR in the subject line.

 

Please provide which DATE and TOPICS are most suitable for you and your organization. 

 

 

OBTAIN WEBINAR ON HOW TO START/RUN YOUR OWN ACADEMIC JOURNAL

If you are  unable to attend the Accelerator and are interested in obtaining the pre-recorded, hour-long webinar for HOW TO START AND RUN YOUR OWN ACADEMIC JOURNAL, please email bcph@hphr.org