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The Manuscript Submission Mess: Brief Notes from a Grumpy Author

Recently I submitted an article for publication in a peer-reviewed professional journal. The process was a nightmare. In order to finalize my submission, I had to… 839 more words

Business Models

WattPad’s New App

WattPad, the innovative publishing platform for new and emerging writers, announced that it’s launching a new app.

WattPad allows anyone to sign up for free, and publish their writing, whilst retaining all the rights to their works. 547 more words

Let the Games Begin! The IABS&R Volume 3 Games, that is...

A while back, I made notice that we were going to manage IABS&R Volume 3 a little bit differently than we had the previous two. Seeing how I am knee deep into… 444 more words

Writing

New year, new Omega Alpha

A very happy 2015 to all our readers. To welcome the new year, Omega Alpha | Open Access has both a new look and an expanded scope. 359 more words

Open Access

Jonathan Gray reviews Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Open access for scholarly communication in the Humanities faces some longstanding cultural/social and economic challenges. Deep traditions of scholarly authority, reputation and vetting, relationships with publishers, etc. 415 more words

Open Access