This book provides a practical guide to developing and maintaining an electronic open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Creating such journals, particularly if it is done well, requires a great deal of specialized knowledge that spans library science, web development, intellectual property rights and publishing, as well as well issues that are unique to the activity itself. The book provides a very practical step by step guide to addressing the issues of creating an open access journal. Key features Is the first book on the practical issues of developing an open access journal -what to do, and what not to do The book is comprehensive and provides a step by step guide in the process of developing an open access journal The Author Dr Solomon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University. He started an open access electronic journal in medical education, Medical Education Online, which has grown rapidly in recent years. Readership Professional societies, special interest groups, and individuals interested in starting open access journals; academic librarians; and students on library science courses.Contents Introduction Examples of successful open access journals Creating anew open access journal Hosting and data systems By-laws, policies and other journal documentation Resources and financing Disseminating the content of your journal Maintaining and operating an open access journal Maintaining and sustaining an OA journal.