Information Services

SCURL Shared Service & External Organisations

We offer a journal and book hosting service to SCURL partners and external organisations and institutions.

SCURL Shared Service

Edinburgh University Library can provide a book and/or journal hosting service on a shared service basis to other Scottish universities and organisations. The shared service is governed by SCURL.  An annual fee is charged for each the book and journal hosting services. All fees are invested back into the shared service.

For more information, please contact the Scholarly Communications team at

Visit the SCURL website to find out more about SCURL. 

External Organisations

If your organisation or institution isn't a SCURL member, we may still be able to host your journal. An annual fee is charged. In particular, we will consider hosting:

  • journals with a strong connection to Scotland, the University of Edinburgh or city of Edinburgh where there is a recognised benefit to the University or society as a whole in making the content openly available.
  • journals in the field of librarianship, information management, research data management, open access or which support the work of professional services in higher education.
  • journals where University of Edinburgh staff have been long standing members of the editorial board.

For more information, please contact the Scholarly Communications team.

What We Offer

Edinburgh Diamond, Scholarly Communications Team

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