How we will be using our framework
We are working with our editorial boards and staff to implement actions detailed in the framework. We are also sharing the document with other publishers to help accelerate a culture change in research publishing.
When considering how best to structure our activities on a journal-by-journal basis, we recognise that strong foundations must first be laid to achieve lasting impact. Therefore, our framework has two parts: Building the Foundations and Opportunities for Action.
Each part has four sections, outlined in full below, which focus on specific topics such as “Establishing leadership” or “Setting standards”. Several actions are then suggested within each topic, which can be used to provide a general understanding of performance, and enable identification and prioritisation of actions.
The report highlights that it is not necessary to undertake all actions one after the other – but the more robust the foundations, the more likely the success of any specific intervention.