CFP: Open Access Research

Yep, yet another new journal. But this is one that I’m involved with in a backstage sort of way, and is concerned with issues that I feel are vitally important for academics in all fields (but perhaps especially for us rather backward humanities types):

We have recently started Open Access Research (OAR) [], a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that will enable greater interaction and facilitate a deeper conversation about open access, including topics such as:

• open access journals
• institutional support for open access
• open access publishing services and software
• open access repositories (both institutional and subject-based)
• electronic theses and dissertations
• the impact of open access on scholarly research and communications.

If you are engaged in research relating to open access, or if you have an article in mind, please contact us. OAR’s first issue will be in August, 2007 and will subsequently be published three times a year. Submissions received by March 31, 2007 will be considered for the August issue; subsequent submissions will be considered for future issues.

Send inquiries to:

William Walsh
Head – Acquisitions
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Editors-in-Chief: John Russell (University of Oregon), Dorothea Salo (George Mason University), William Walsh (Georgia State University), Elizabeth Winter (Georgia Institute of Technology). Please see our website for a full list of editors and editorial board members. Open Access Research is published by the Georgia State University Library using Open Journal Systems ( software.

If you don’t know what Open Access is about (and really, you should), here are some useful sources of information:

Open Access Overview
Open Access News, Peter Suber’s blog
Open Access links
Directory of Open Access Journals

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