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Publish an Open Access Journal

Your guide to creating, managing, and publishing a scholarly open access journal with Tulane University Journal Publishing.


With the completion of the Copyediting stage, the submission now moves to Production. From here, the copyedited files will be converted to publishable formats in the form of galley files (e.g., PDF, HTML) and proofread before publishing. A new journal issue will be created and the article will be scheduled for publication in the issue.

The Production stage provides three panels to create files ready for publication.



Production Ready Files: All files selected by the editor for production will appear here. These typically include files that have been prepared during the Copyediting stage. Production assistants will use these files to generate the final publication formats.

Production Discussions: Editors and production assistants can use this panel to initiate conversations if there are any details that need to be clarified before the final publication files can be created.

Participants: Editors can add production assistants or layout editors from this panel. 

The Schedule for Publication button will bring you to the Publication tab.



Everything related to publishing a submission is done under the Publication tab. The Publication tab allows you to edit or add information about the submission, including contributors, metadata, and identifiers. It is also where you will upload the final Galley files for publication in the journal.



Here is an overview of what the different tabs in this section are for. 

  • Title & Abstract: Use this tab to edit the article title, subtitle, and abstract. If any changes are made, click Save before exiting this window.
  • Contributors: Use this tab to add, edit, or remove article contributors.
  • Metadata: Use this tab to add or edit article keywords. If any changes are made, click Save before exiting this window.
  • Identifiers: Use the Identifiers tab to view or add a unique identifier, such as a DOI. 
  • Galleys: Use the Galleys tab to upload the final file for publication. Editors and production assistants can create galleys and upload a file for each galley. These typically represent separate publication formats, such as PDF and HTML.
  • Permissions & Disclosure: Include details about the copyright holder and link to the article license, if applicable. 
  • Issues: Use the Issues tab to assign the article to a journal issue. (See Create Issue section below)

The next step is to schedule the article for publication. Although the article will not be published until the issue it is assigned to is published, the Schedule for Publication step is the final step in confirming that the article is ready to be published.

Only a Journal Editor can schedule an article for publication, not a Section Editor or Guest Editor.

The article must have been assigned to an issue and passed the Review stage in order to be able to schedule it for publication.


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