Information Services

Using the service

Interested in hosting your journal with the Library? We would be happy to discuss how we could help you set up a new journal or migrate an existing title.

Before you start

The information below can help you decide if this service is right for your title. Please contact the Scholarly Communications team for further information. 

Is this the right service for your journal?

The service supports the publication of academic and student-led Open Access journals. It uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) and it is provided free of charge to all members of the University of Edinburgh. While we provide hosting and ongoing support, Editorial teams have complete editorial control and are responsible for all aspects of the publication process. Please read the page below for more details on what you can expect from the free journal hosting service: 

Setting up a new journal

If you would like to launch a new Open Access journal or have any questions about the service, please contact the Scholarly Communications team.

Migrating an existing title

If you have an existing journal, print or online, which you would like to move to our hosting platform, please contact the Scholarly Communications team. We will also consider hosting titles that have ceased publication.

Journals published by other universities or organisations

We offer other service models for organisations with no University of Edinburgh affiliation. The free hosting service is not available for titles published by unaffiliated organisations. 

View options for unaffiliated organisations

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