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Journals@UIC (Journals@University of Illinois at Chicago): Getting Started

How do I get my journal hosted on Journals@UIC

How do I get my journal hosted at Journals@UIC?

Before a new journal is created, the requestor or journal editor must:

  • Agree on the Service Level Agreement (content of the service agreement is found under Policies of Journals@UIC)
    • Journals will usually be created within 48 hours.   The time for setup and customization may be longer if fee based services were contracted.

Following the creation of a journal, the journal editor(s) must:

  • attend an instructional session on using Journals@UIC with the Journals@UIC administrator.  This will last one to two hours. Please invite all appropriate individuals to attend. An online meeting room can be used to accommodate remote attendance.
  • Configure the journal and begin steps to implement its use.  The library reserves the right to delete a journal if no action to configure or implement a journal occurs within six months of creation.

Other things you may want to do before you start to use Journals@UIC (or as you considering using it) include:

  • Review the FAQ.
  • Review the OJS Documentation.
  • Discussing your Journal with UIC's Scholarly Communication Librarian/ Journals@UIC administrator.
  • Complete the Journal Implementation Form to help facilitate the set-up of your journal.
  • Set up a demo session on using Journals@UIC. This should last about an hour.

To discuss using Journals@UIC to manage and publish your journal, contact the Journals@UIC administrator, Sandy De Groote ( or fill out the Journal Implementation Form.   If you have any questions contact the Journals@UIL Administrator:
Sandy De Groote
UIC's Scholarly Communication Librarian & Journals@UIC administrator

What if I need assistance once my journal is created?

  • Keep handy a copy or a link to: the OJS User Guide.
  • Additional technical help with OJS can be found at: OJS and Journal Support
  • Refer to our online tutorials on using Journals@UIC: TBA (under construction)
  • Contact the Journals@UIC Administrator:
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Sandy De Groote
    Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Sandy DeGroote
Professor & Scholarly Communications Librarian