127 SPEC Kit 357: Libraries, Presses, and Publishing
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH LIBRARIES
Journal Proposal Form
FOR STUDENT-RUN JOURNALS ONLY:
1) Faculty advisor name, title, and contact information
2) Continuity Plan
Describe the continuity plan for editorship of the journal as student editorial staff complete their
studies and leave the University. Who will be responsible for ensuring continuity? What is the
anticipated term of service for editors? How will new editorial team members be recruited,
trained, and mentored on a continuing basis?
FOR PROPOSED NEW JOURNAL TITLES ONLY:
1) Identify at least three existing journal titles of similar content
Why is a new journal needed in this area? What characteristics of the proposed new journal
distinguish it from existing titles?
FOR TITLES ALREADY IN PUBLICATION ONLY:
1) Current publisher
3) Date of first publication
4) Title history.
List any superseded titles/ISSNs and their dates of publication; list any past publishers if different from
5) Current subscription cost model, if any.
For each subscription category, list the annual subscription cost and the number of subscribers.
6) Abstracting and indexing services
List any abstracting or indexing services that index the content of this title.
7) Other contractual agreements
List and describe any existing contractual agreements with other publishers or