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New Journal Proposals

Partner with UC Press

As an innovative publisher of open access and subscription journals in a wide range of subjects, UC Press is always interested in exploring new opportunities, including launching new journals or digital products and partnering on existing titles. We are a respected leader amongst university presses and scholarly publishers, and partner with individuals, societies, associations, universities, and businesses. Whether you have a proposal or are simply interested in exploring a new idea, please contact one of our journal publishers:

David Famiano, Journals Publisher, dfamiano@ucpress.edu (subscription focus)
Dan Morgan, Digital Science Publisher, dmorgan@ucpress.edu (Open Access focus)

Note that proposals are reviewed between both Publishers; please make inquiries/submissions to the one appropriate Publisher for your project.

New Journal Proposals

If you are preparing a proposal for an entirely new journal, please include the following:

Title

  • Your preferred title for the journal and alternate suggested titles

Mission/Aim and Scope

  • A brief description of the journal’s proposed mission, aims, and scope

Journals Landscape

  • List of similar or competitive journals in the field, including their age, frequency, publisher, and (if possible) average number of articles published each year

Academic/Scholarly Landscape

  • Overview of academic programs and courses appropriate to the journal’s subject area
  • Evidence that research and scholarship in this area is increasing
  • Short list of appropriate societies, conferences, and meetings for this title

Rationale

Please provide a succinct case for launching this journal, including:

  • Why is this journal needed?
  • What void does it address in the field?
  • What benefit does the journal provide to the academic and/or professional community?
  • How will this journal differ from other journals in the field?

Editorial Structure

  • Outline of the proposed editorial structure (Executive Editor, Editor, Associate Editors, Editorial Advisory Board, Editorial Board, etc.)
  • Name, title, affiliation, and brief bio for proposed editor(s) and other key members of the editorial team
  • Proposed Editorial Board with affiliations (noting any guaranteed acceptances or confirmations if applicable)

Publishing Format

  • Open Access or paid subscription?
  • Proposed frequency
  • Proposed number of articles per year or issue (and pages)
  • Is a print component required? If so, please explain why

Content

  • Describe the type of content to be published in the journal (articles, essays, book reviews, etc.)
  • Indicate what types of content will be refereed and what type of review will be implemented (double blind, open, etc.)
  • If multimedia elements or multimedia scholarship is expected, please provide a brief description

Support

  • Describe any support (financial or otherwise) that is, or might be, available for the journal
  • Please detail what support (financial or otherwise) is requested or required from UC Press