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.**
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:
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
Sign up as an individual or group participant:
If you are interested in becoming a guest speaker or partner for the Accelerator, please email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com