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Journals@UIC (Journals@University of Illinois at Chicago): Support Services for Journals@UIC

Non Fee Based Services


The following are services that we do not charge for. This may change in the future depending on available resources, ongoing support costs and demand for expanded services.


OJS Training: Training and support will be provided by the Scholarly Communication librarian/ Journals@UIC administrator .


The Scholarly Communication librarian/ Journals@UIC administrator will be happy to provide guidance as you determine your policies and procedures for your journal.

Exporting citations to indexers and abstractors.

Once you have established that an indexer or abstractor has accepted your journal for indexing, we can assist you with exporting your citations to the vendor.

In situations where standards have been set by the vendor for inclusion, the library will be responsible for submitting the files to the vendor.  For example, for journals indexed in PubMed, the library will export the citations for your issues to PubMed. The library will also send the required information to PubMed for creating links to the full-text of your journal in PubMed. (You will be responsible for submitting required documentation to NLM to be considered for indexing in MEDLINE/ PubMed.)

Fees may be levied for this service in the future or if the processing, file format, and packaging required by the indexing vendor are complex. 

Fee Based Services

Server Space and Initial Set-Up

We will provide the server space to host the journal and complete the initial set-up to establish the journal on the server. Following this, the editors will be given full access to configure the look and manage the content of the journal. Cost: $500/year.


The University Library has contracted with CrossRef in order that DOIs can be provided for journal articles. A fee of $1 per article will be charged to the editors. This is the fee we are charged for each article DOI. Learn about Crossref DOIs.

NLM XML Conversion for PubMed Central.

The library will convert manuscripts (Word, Open Office) into NLMs XML required format for PubMed Central.  The library will also package the content and submit it to PMC.  A basic fee will be charged per article; additional fees will be assessed dependent on the number of references per article. (If you choose to convert and package your articles for NLM XML yourself, you may.  The library will be responsible for submitting the final packaged content to PMC providing NLM's standards are met.  There is not a fee if you convert the documents yourself.)

Upload Back Issues:

The University Library will scan and upload back issues of journals (providing in compliance with copyright) on a cost recovery basis.  Fee's will dependent on the size of items scanned and method of scanning required.