Defining the Editorial Policies of Open Access Journals in Serbia and the Role of Librarians in This Process
The paper discusses the process of devising an editorial policy template intended for Serbian Open Access journals and the role of librarians in this process. The template was developed with the idea to provide assistance to journals involved in the reapplication process in the Directory of Open Access Journals, as well as to those intending to apply for indexing in the Web of Science and Scopus. This ready-made solution has a modular structure and it covers the publication ethics, editorial and publishing procedures, and rights. Librarians also provided assistance in the process of aligning journal policies with the offered template. An early result of these actions is the positive outcome of the reapplication process for all journals that defined their editorial policies relying on the proposed template. The paper also identifies the future challenges associated with the implementation of the newly defined policies.