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New Journal Toolkit: Rowan Digital Works
Please complete the following form to start the process of creating a new journal that will be hosted by Rowan Digital Works.  

The Institutional Repository (IR) Committee at Rowan University Libraries will review the application and respond to your submission.

The IR committee recommends looking at already published journals hosted by Rowan Digital Works to seek answers and models in helping you answer this form:

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*Form adapted from Indiana University New Journal Toolkit:
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Journal Title (Working title is fine at the time of submission of this form) *
Journal Initials/abbreviation? *
Does this journal currently exist on another platform or with a different publisher? *
How does this journal differ from others in the field? *
This publication accepts submissions from (please check all that apply):
Journal Summary: A brief description of your journal. *
Principal Contacts: Name(1), Title (i.e., Managing Editor) (2), Email (3) *
Technical Support Contact:  The technical support contact is the person on your team in charge of troubleshooting technical issues with the journal. This might be the same person as the principal contact.  Name(1), Title (i.e., Managing Editor) (2), Email (3) *
Sponsor, Society, or Institution:  This is only relevant for journals sponsored by an outside organization or scholarly society.
Provide 3-5 keywords that best describe your journal for the purposes of indexing *
Aims and Scope Statement: Describe the goals and purpose of the journal, the desired audience, the range of articles and other items the journal will publish. *
Author Submission Guidelines: Use this section to:  (1) Describe the bibliographic and formatting standards to be used in submissions (e.g., MLA or APA citations, double spaced, font style/size, etc.) (2) Provide examples of the common citation formats for journals and books that are cited in submissions (3) Identify the appropriate supplementary files (data sets, images, video, audio, etc.) authors may include in addition to their submission *
Open Access Statement:  This is your journal's policy about access to content. This policy should explicitly note whether or not your journal charges an article processing charge (APC) or submission charge to make content open access. *
Research Misconduct Policy (Plagiarism, Incorrect Citation, Falsified Data, etc.)  Describe your process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct. Suggested policy:  The editors of [Journal Title] will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation,and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In the event that the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the editor shall follow the Committee on Publication Ethic’s guidelines in dealing with allegations. *
Conflict of Interest Policy: Describe your policy for handling potential conflicts of interest of editors, authors, and reviewers *
Ideal Publication Frequency: *
Please select the review process for submitted articles: *
Are your authors required to utilize a template for their articles in order to be considered for publication?
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Do you agree to participate in preserving your journal's content through whichever digital preservation service Rowan University Libraries selects? *
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