The Open Access Journals Toolkit is an online, multilingual resource providing articles and other information to support the development of scholarly journals of all sizes, disciplines and languages. It is a collaborative project between the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association, Directory of Open Access Journals, and Research Consulting.
The Toolkit represents the diversity of the global scholarly community, including publishers, editors, authors, technical providers, researchers, and librarians. It provides a breadth of resources needed to set up and launch an academic journal.
OA Journals Toolkit Brand Identity
Typography needed to be compatible with an array of different languages, including those with non-latin characters. The colour palette includes shades of blues, greens and yellows, with the bookmark shape introduced as an anchor for elements. Layouts are based upon the angles and patterns generated from the dynamic shapes of the bookmark itself.
Drawn from the concept of a digital bookmark, the logo was designed to unite the themes of searching for, studying, and storing information with ease. Representing a digital library of information, users can connect with this mark of academia that is innovative, clean and responsive across different applications.
The OA Journals Toolkit website need to be easy to navigate and understand, including a search feature to easily filter content and to allow effective browsing of resources. We designed a fully accessible user interface for the toolkit, ensuring the user experience feels easy to use and is fully functional.
OA Journals Toolkit Website
The OA Journals Toolkit provides its users with the tools they need to set up, launch, and run an academic journal, according to globally-recognised standards and best practices. The website is multilingual, allowing users to choose to display the content in their native language.
All of the content is categorised into topics that cover all of the information needed in an easy-to-navigate manner, including the ability to download each article as a PDF.