Welcome to the Journal Hosting Guide. Use the tabs on this page to find information helpful to your current phase of journal development.
Note: This page is undergoing content updates in July 2023. When it is complete, this note will be removed.
Walker Library offers free journal hosting services to members of the MTSU community. All of the journals we service are digital and open-access, which means they are free to read online. Walker Library established this journal-hosting program to meet the needs and support the mission, values, and vision of the university. In doing so, this also expands the role of Walker Library where collaborative faculty/student research and creative practice are valued and helps meets strategic direction goals.
Journal Hosting Options:
Scholarly journals vary by size, content, and mission. Walker Library provides journal editors with the technical infrastructure to publish journals on their choice of two platforms:
1. JEWLScholar, MTSU’s institutional repository, will make journals visible to a global audience and assures long-term preservation. This option is appropriate for journals that do not need editorial software for workflow procedures but want permanent, open access, and dependable archiving of the journal content.
2. Open Access Journals at MTSU uses the Open Journal System (OJS) software to not only make journals visible while assuring their preservation but also support the entire editorial management workflow (article submission, peer-review, indexing). This option is for journals that have a stable editorial team and usually publish scholarly content on a regular basis.
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The series of tabs across the top of this page are meant to help guide you through the journal hosting process.
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Unfamiliar with Open Access? Check out the video below.