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Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and Open Access: Publishing Initiatives @ UIC

UIC Open Access Initiatives

INDIGO.  Contribute Your Work to UIC's Scholarly Digital Repository

INDIGO, UIC's scholarly digital repository is an online collection of the research and scholarship of faculty, students, and staff at UIC.

Journals@UIC.   Create and Manage an Open Access Journal

The UIC Library supports open access journal publishing by providing an online journal publishing system called Open Journal Systems (OJS). Our OJS is called Journals@UIC.

Journals can be developed in this open access environment, or existing journals can be moved to this environment and become open access. The OJS software allows editors to manage the journal and its content from the author submission stage to publishing the content in an open access environment. 

Digital UIC.  Create your own webpage to share your scholarship


Digital UIC exists to support research, teaching, and learning at UIC by providing users with access to flexible web space and customizable platforms to showcase and disseminate their scholarship using open sources applications such as WordPress, Scalar, Omeka, and more.


The UIC Research Open Access Publishing Fund supports faculty, researchers, staff, post-docs, and students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication, but are not supported by grants or contracts with funds to help cover open access or paid access publishing fees.

Open Access Waivers and Reducations

The UIC Library supports several open access initiatives by providing author discounts and Open Access waivers through read and publish  agreements with publishers.  

For more information about the above resources and services, please contact:

Sandy De Groote
Professor and Head, Assessment and Scholarly Communications

Digital Publishing @UIC

Much scholarship today is disseminated electronically (hence “Digital Scholarship”), offering rich opportunities for global access, use, and impact, as well as new research methods and products. The fulfillment of this promise will be determined, however, by the choices researchers and scholars make today about where and how they publish. The below brochure outlines some of the issues related to disseminating eScholarship; identifies ways faculty can effectively manage the rights to and dissemination of their work; and describes resources and services available to the UIC community for managing, sharing, promoting, and measuring impact of scholarship and the underlying data.

See more on Digital Scholarship