Brand new member here, we’ve got our DOI but have not registered any content yet. We’ve only ever sold our journal in hard copy through an online publisher in the field, but now feel ready with 22 issues (150 articles approximately) under our belts to brave the choppy waters of the online publishing world.
We contacted Wiley who were only interested in open-source journals with “cascade publishing” potential. T&F asked us to fill in a publishing partnership questionnaire and I fear another rejection if we apply without knowing the criteria or metrics used by them. We haven’t indexed any journal issues or articles with SCOPUS yet but we know that might need to be done first and are prepared to do what is necessary.
Hope someone can help or point me in the right direction for advice on the questions below -
- Should we just publish ourselves on our website and charge per article or should we go with a big online publishing house (if they’ll have us)?
- Do we need to be open source as a small journal or would an online publisher/distributor ever be interested in selling articles from our journal?
- What can we do to improve our chances (e.g. have our journal issues indexed with SCOPUS) of getting the online publisher/distributor to be interested?
Much appreciated for any assistance,