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.
To discuss developing a new open access journal, or moving an existing journal to Journals@UIC, please contact:
Sandy De Groote
Scholarly Communication Librarian
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.
Preserve Rights to Your Own Work
Do not automatically sign the publisher's "Copyright Transfer Agreement." Use the Addendum To Publication Agreements For CIC Authors (.doc) when you submit a publication to a publisher.
The UIC Library supports several open access initiatives by providing author discounts for open access publishing.
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.