Partner with Betasciencepress Publishing
As an innovative publisher of open access, BSP is always interested in exploring new opportunities, including launching new journals or digital products. Whether you have a proposal or are simply interested in exploring a new idea, please contact us:
Dr. Roland J.W. Meesters, Journal Publisher, email@example.com
New OA Journal Proposals
If you are preparing a proposal for a brand new journal, please include the following sections into your proposal. We kindly ask you to be so complete as possible for the sections:
- Your preferred title for the journal and alternate suggested titles
Aim and Scope
- A brief description of the journal’s proposed mission, aims, and scope
- List of similar or competitive journals in the field, including their age, frequency, publisher, and (if possible) average number of articles published each year
- 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 for new journal
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?
- 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)
- Open Access (mandatory)!
- Proposed frequency (annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly).
- Proposed number of articles per year
- Describe the type of content to be published in the journal (article types)
- Indicate what types of content will be refereed and what type of review will be implemented (double blind, open, etc.)
- 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 Betasciencepress Publishing
Submission of Proposals
Submit new journal proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org