Publishing policies


This chapter addresses policy development for new journals as a means of establishing standards and providing quality control. Agreements with editors and publishing partners are discussed in detail, as well as ethics policies and requirements for authors. The chapter concludes with a discussion of internal policies and procedures journals can develop to help ensure the legal and ethical nature of their published work.

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editor agreements

submission policies

scholarly journals

cooperative publishing

If the role of a publisher is to “establish standards” and provide “quality control” (Lyman, 1993, p. 23), there is perhaps no better starting point than the creation of well-defined policies ...

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