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OU Libraries Publishing Services

Journal Publishing Services

OU Libraries offers journal hosting for faculty-driven, peer-reviewed open access publications. Our Scholarly Publishing Team will help you create a new journal or migrate an existing journal to our platform. Journal hosting includes:

  • training on the OJS platform software
  • ISSN registry
  • DOI registration for published articles
  • indexing
  • copyright consultations
  • ongoing technical support for the OJS system and your journal. 

We are committed to hosting journals that cover diverse, unique, and underrepresented fields and topics. All journals are published open access and authors retain copyright.

Please note: We will not be considering proposals for new journals until July 2024, but inquiries are always welcome!

Benefits of publishing an open access journal with OU Libraries

  • Increased worldwide visibility
  • Increased research impact
  • No cost
  • Flexible and customizable platform
  • Retain full control of journal appearance and policies
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Publish volumes as often as you like
  • Ongoing technical support and guidance by OU Libraries

How Do I Get Started?

Faculty interested in creating an open access journal hosted by OU Libraries can directly download and fill out a journal proposal. Once your journal proposal is submitted, you can expect to hear back from us within two weeks with preliminary feedback. Ultimately, an MOU must be signed between a representative from OU Libraries and your journal. A sample version of our MOU can also be downloaded. Feel free to contact us at any time during the process if you have unanswered questions.

OU Libraries Journals

OU Libraries currently publishes and/or archives eight journals covering a diverse range of topics in the social science and humanities fields. Learn more about each of our publications and partnerships. 

  • American Review of Politics (ARP)
  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding (IJSW)
  • Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE)
  • Journal of Forensic Social Work (JoFSW)
  • Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation (JHEAI)
  • Study & Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature
  • Theatre Organ
  • Writers: Craft & Context