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Editorial workflow of a community-led, all-volunteer scientific journal: lessons from the launch of Seismica

Mark, Hannah; Ragon, Théa; Funning, Gareth; Hicks, Stephen P; Rowe, Christie; Teplitzky, Samantha; Convers, Jaime; ... Fagereng, Åke; + view all (2023) Editorial workflow of a community-led, all-volunteer scientific journal: lessons from the launch of Seismica. Seismica , 2 (2) pp. 1-13. 10.26443/seismica.v2i2.1091. Green open access

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Abstract

Seismica is a community-led, volunteer-run, diamond open-access journal for seismology and earthquake science, and Seismica's mission and core values align with the principles of Open Science. This article describes the editorial workflow that Seismica uses to go from a submitted manuscript to a published article. In keeping with Open Science principles, the main goals of sharing this workflow description are to increase transparency around academic publishing, and to enable others to use elements of Seismica's workflow for journals of a similar size and ethos. We highlight aspects of Seismica's workflow that differ from practices at journals with paid staff members, and also discuss some of the challenges encountered, solutions developed, and lessons learned while this workflow was developed and deployed over Seismica's first year of operations.

Type: Article
Title: Editorial workflow of a community-led, all-volunteer scientific journal: lessons from the launch of Seismica
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.26443/seismica.v2i2.1091
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.26443/seismica.v2i2.1091
Language: English
Additional information: © The Authors 2023. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Earth Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10178656
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