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Journals@UIC (Journals@University of Illinois at Chicago): About Journals@UIC

About Journals@UIC

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to assisting with the dissemination of scholarly activities and supporting open access publishing. As such, the Library established the Journals@UIC publishing program to advance scholarly knowledge in a cost-effective manner. Journals@UIC provides the storage, software, application expertise, and training required for scholars to host and publish their own open access scholarly journals. Journals@UIC accepts both new journals and existing journals.

What can Journals@UIC do?

Journals@UIC uses an open source journal publishing software, Open Journal Systems, which manages every stage of the refereed publishing process. It allows editors to manage the journal and its content from author submission to peer review, from copy editing to hosting the finished articles on the Web, as well as tracking subscriptions, indexing, and more.


  • Editors configure journal requirements and focus, sections, review process, and submission requirements.
  • Online submission and management of all content.
  • Comprehensive indexing of content.
  • Articles can be published in a variety of formats including HTML, PDF, XML.  The use of GIF and JPEG is supported. Streaming of audio and video is also possible.  The sharing of supplemental files in a variety of formats is also supported.
  • Article DOI minting

Hosting Fees

Journals@UIC charges a nominal fee of $500/year to host an electronic journal.

Additional services include:

  • Creating and submitting applications for journal indexing services; free.
  • DOI minting; $1/DOI.
  • PubMed Central XML Creation; Contact for pricing.
  • PDF Creation; Contact for pricing.

Where do I start?

To discuss developing a new journal, or moving an existing journal to Journals@UIC, please email

Also see Getting Started with Journals@UIC


Visit the Journals@UIC catalog.


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