Seminar Series on Open Access Publishing for Journals of Kyoto University (in Japanese)

This three-session series of seminars reconsiders the significance of university-published journals such as Diamond Open Access (OA) and teaches about the open-source tools available to improve their sustainability and reputation.

Sessions: May 30, June 27, July 25

Last year, the Cabinet Office announced the “Integrated Innovation Strategy 2023,” which requires publicly funded research results to be published immediately as open access from fiscal year 2025 in Japan. Diamond OA publishing, which requires no submission or subscription fees, currently attracts attention around the world to achieve such immediate open access. Many journals published by universities and research institutes in Japan, including Kiyo, are already Diamond OA publications. The presence of such university-published journals has waned in recent years due to the rise of metrics such as Impact Factors. Now, many institutions reevaluate their potential vis-à-vis commercial academic publishing.

In the first session, we will review the debate and trends surrounding Diamond OA and reconfirm the significance of journals published by universities in Japan.

The second session will introduce Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open-source journal management system, its functions, how to employ it, and points to keep in mind when using it.

The third session will introduce the application requirements and review process of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a global index of OA journals.

Session 1: University-based Journals are Diamonds! “Kiyo” as Cutting Edge

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024 14:00-15:00

Lecturer: Maeda Jun (Hokkaido University Library)
Moderator: Shitara Narumi (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
Online (Zoom)

Session 2: Introduction to Open Journal Systems (OJS): The Japanese Journal of Analog Role-Playing Game Studies (JARPS) as an Example

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 15:00-16:00

Lecturer: Björn-Ole Kamm (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)
Moderator: Kitamura Yumi (Research and Development Office, Kyoto University Library) Online (Zoom)

Session 3: Introduction to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): Focusing on Significance, Application Requirements, and Review Process

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024 15:00-16:00

Lecturer: Shitara Narumi (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
Moderator: Amano Eriko (Kyoto University Research Administration Center)
Online (Zoom)

Please see the announcement on the Kiyo Yomiuri website (Japanese) and register via the provided form.