This page includes useful information and resources to support journal editorial teams.
Here are some useful resources for locating freelance editorial support:
There are two primary copyright ownership models journal teams should consider:
To choose between the two options, journals need to consider what they want to permit their readers to do with articles. Does the journal want readers to share them, translate them, or post them on their personal websites? Does the journal want authors to have the right to post their article to sites like ResearchGate and Academia.edu? Does the journal want readers to have the option to adapt the articles into other formats (such as an infographic)? (Adapted from Journal Publishing Guide by University of Toronto Libraries)
Aligned to the ethos of the Library's Journal Hosting Service that supports fair, open and sustainable publishing models that enables the timely dissemination of scholarship at reasonable costs,, Journal Teams are encouraged to allow authors to retain copyright ownership of the works published in the journal.
Also consider assigning an appropriate Creative Commons License to your journal by integrating this into your Copyright Notice and editorial workflow. See below.
Navigate to Settings -> Distribution -> Permissions:
Copyright Notice: Add your journal’s copyright statement here. It will be visible on the journal website.
Sample Copyright Notice:
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Check the box to require authors to agree to your copyright statement.
Base new article’s copyright year on: Choose whether the copyright date is based on the issue (under a traditional, issue-based publishing model) or on the article (based on a continuous publishing model).
Copyright Holder: Select who holds copyright to the articles published by your journal. The trend in open access publishing is to allow authors to retain copyright of their work.
Display the license on the journal article page: when a submission has been 'Scheduled for Publication” attach the CC license. The CC license will be displayed in the sidebar on the article page, right beside the abstract and below the Copyright Notice. Automatically generate machine-readable metadata in HTML for your article
Display the CC license the footer of your Journal Website: if you are applying the same CC license to all published articles. Automatically generate the code to embed onto your journal site.