What are the barriers to starting an open-access journal? Much has been discussed about cost, and there are now more than a few successful production models one can point to. But what are the other barriers, the barriers to starting any new journal? For example, financing and developing a journal reputation.
We offer some “notes from the field” from our experience with launching the open-access journal i-Perception. The second half of our talk focuses on author-owned copyright. We argue that the natural place of copyright is with the author and explain some reasoning behind various publishers’ positions
on copyright and permissions. Also, how might these policies be affected by various developments in public funding of research?
ECVP 2012 Abstracts