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Journal Hosting


Northern Iowa's institutional repository, UNI ScholarWorks, provides a publishing platform that allows UNI to manage scholarly publications in an electronic and Open Access environment. The system offers the opportunity to manage the entire process online including:

  • Acceptance and publishing of final version
  • Editing and version control
  • Blind or double blind peer review process
  • Manuscript Submissions

New and existing journals may be published through UNI ScholarWorks. Types of journals that may be included in UNI ScholarWorks:

  • Scholarly journals published by UNI 
  • Scholarly journals with UNI editors
  • Literary journals published by UNI
  • Society publications with UNI editors

Journals should be open access compliant

The intention is to provide open access for all journals that are published in the UNI ScholarWorks. Priority support will be given for journals that are open access immediately upon publication and follow peer-review procedures. The library staff will work with departments that seek to have a subscription-based journal on a case by case basis.

Journal and Peer-Reviewed Series Currently Hosted in UNI ScholarWorks

Additional Information

Journals should be considered ongoing in nature

Peer-reviewed journals should have an editorial board

An editorial board should be designated to serve as the body overseeing the editorial policies, and to manage the peer review procedures. If the editorial board is comprised of students, at least one faculty member must be on the editorial board to help ensure continuity. The editorial board members will be posted on the journal information page. We encourage composition of boards that include faculty, staff, and students.

UNI publishing platform is recommended

We encourage and strongly recommend the full use of the publishing features available in the UNI ScholarWorks to produce new journals. Library staff will work with faculty, students, and staff for appropriate training in using all the features for electronic publishing. The review, editing, and speed of publication are greatly enhanced by using these features.

Authors retain their copyright

All authors of individual articles retain their copyright to the works submitted; however, all submissions become a permanent part of the UNI ScholarWorks collections.

Publishing entities are responsible for the advertising and promotion of their journal.


1. Approval of requests

All requests will be reviewed by the Digital Scholarship Librarian. In order to allow sufficient time, please submit requests at least one month prior to requesting the start of a journal.

2. Library responsibilities

Upon approval, the library staff will:

  • Set up the journal site
  • Provide training as needed

3. Discontinuation of a Journal

If no new content or issues are produced for two consecutive years, the journal will be considered to have “ceased publication.” The Digital Scholarship Librarian will contact the editor or chair/head of the department and confirm that the journal is no longer being published and appropriate notices will be placed in UNI ScholarWorks.

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