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Publishing, Scholarly Communications, and Open Access

Digital Scholarship @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.

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Open Access Digital Publishing Initiatives @ UIC

The UIC University Library licenses several platforms to support open access publishing including:

  • INDIGO - UIC's Institutional repository for sharing your scholarly output including publications, reports, data, software, and more
  • Journals@UIC - an Open Access journal publishing platform that manages peer review and the publication process.
  • Digital UIC  - provides access to flexible webspace for showcases and disseminating your scholarship; provides applications such as WordPress, Scalar, Omeka, and more. 


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

Sandy De Groote
Professor and Head, Assessment and Scholarly Communications



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

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.