Librians – a first line of support for authors

We understand that librarians offer a first line of support for authors seeking to publish their work and/or secure financial support to cover Open Access charges. Some of the common issues librarians are dealing with today are: discerning between quality publications and those that are less serious, determining whether a publication complies with institutional OA and funding policies, and managing OA payments in an efficient way. We have provided answers to some common questions we receive below.

Can I recommend Co-Action Publishing to researchers at my institution?

As new publishers enter the marketplace, we know that it can be difficult to stay abreast of whose who and which publishing houses you can trust. Co-Action Publishing’s Co-Founder Caroline Sutton served as the first President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and continues to serve as a board member. In these roles she has been heavily involved in reviewing potential and existing members.

Please be assured that Co-Action Publishing seeks to apply high standards. Our journals are listed in the DOAJ, and are also members of COPE. You may be interested in reading about our Publication Ethics for more specific information about how we monitor peer review and other issues.

Where are Co-Action Publishing journals archived?

Co-Action Publishing is affiliated with LOCKSS, CLOCKSS and Portico to ensure long-term preservation of all of our content.

How Open are Co-Action Publishing’s Journals?

We look forward to Co-Action Publishing’s titles receiving a score under the new Open Access Spectrum scheme. Until then, let us summarize our policies:

  • Readers are granted immediate access to the final version of all articles upon publication.
  • Our journals apply either a CCBY or CCBY-NC license. For more information please see Open Access at Co-Action Publishing.
  • Authors retain copyright to their article; in the case of CCBY-NC licenses, the author transfers the commercial copyright to the Publisher or owner of the relevant journal.
  • Authors are encouraged to post the final version of their article to as many repositories, websites, etc.
  • Where possible, Co-Action Publishing will deposit articles on behalf of authors (e.g. PubMed Central, Open AIRE).
  • Article full text, metadata & citations may be accessed via API.

Should a funding body require that an article be published under a CCBY license, Co-Action Publishing will comply with this.