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About the Journal Hosting Service

Edinburgh Diamond, a service provided by Edinburgh University Library, uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) to support the publication of academic and student-led Open Access journals. Find out more about what we offer, our policies and the key benefits of using our OJS platform and service.

What We Offer

The Library helps academics and students run their own cost-effective online journals or migrate existing titles and any archives, and provides a hosting platform, training and ongoing advice, guidance and technical support. Some key benefits of our service are listed below.


Featured Hosted Titles

We currently host almost 20 academic and student-led journals publishing in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and medicine. The titles we host include:

  • Concept academic and practitioner journal that moved from print to online in 2010
  • Finance and Society academic journal launched in 2015
  • FORUM  postgraduate journal publishing since 2006
  • re:think  PTAS-funded undergraduate journal launched in 2018
  • JEAHIL  the first publication we host on behalf of an external organisation

Roles and Responsibilities

More details on what you can expect from the Library's service can be found on the following page: 


There is a Service Board comprising Library staff, editorial representatives from both academic and student-led journals, a representative from Edinburgh University Press and representatives from our external partners. The Board meets twice a year and ensures the service develops in line with the University's strategic objectives and customer requirements. The Service Board reports to the University's Library Committee.

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