Masood Raja, my friend and former professor, told me the exciting news today that Pakistaniaat has started its own Open Journal System (OJS) hosting service. This means that if you want to found your own open access journal, you can purchase OJS hosting from Pakistaniaat. Masood founded Pakistaniaat on open access principles, so I believe that this new endeavor takes what began with his journal to the next level by providing the hosting and software necessary for an OJS-based journal to thrive. Find all of the details here.
I served as the first layout editor of Pakistaniaat, but I had to give up my responsibilities after working with the journal for two years so that I could devote my attention to my dissertation. Nevertheless, I am always happy to announce when a new issue is available for free online. Editor Masood Raja has just completed his first layout job with the first issue of 2011–Vol. 3, No. 1. You can find it here in PDF format, or you can purchase a nicely bound print version here.
In my off duty hours, I am the layout editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. After a lot of hard work beating words into shape, I would like to announce that our second issue (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009) is now available online. Pakistaniaat is an open access journal, which means that all of our peer reviewed content is freely available online in PDF format. You may also purchase a print copy of the journal if you choose to do so. Click here to see this issue’s table of contents.