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01. About the toolkit

The Toolkit for Small and Scholar-Led Open Access Publishers is a resource to help relevant publishers wanting to set up a press or publishers wanting to improve the way they operate. It is published and maintained by the Open Book Collective and was launched ...

02. Key resources and sources

There are number of existing resources that provide insights about how to start and/or run an Open Access publisher, covering different areas of the publishing workflow. As part of our own aim is to provide a 'guide of guides', these resources are summarised b...

03. Starting a new publisher

Getting going as a new small or academic-led Open Access publisher

04. Brand building and reputation

Connecting with your communities and gaining trust

05. Organisation type

Choosing a structure in line with the values of the press and limiting liability

06. Governance and accountability

Creating the accountability structures needed to underpin an Open Access publisher

07. Revenue models

Considering the different methods for generating revenue as an Open Access publisher

08. Copyright and licensing

Deciding on which license to use and issues to consider when using third-party content

10. Production

Managing the book production process, all the way from submisson to publication

11. Metadata management

Strategies for managing core information about your books and authors

12. Dissemination and discoverability

Ensuring digital and print versions of books can be found and reach as wide an audience as possible

09. Editorial

Managing the production of high quality, potentially peer reviewed, Open Access academic books