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Scholarly Publication: Publishing a journal

An introduction to intellectual property, open access, current awareness, measuring impact for PBRF, and using the Research Repository.

The Publishing Library

University libraries are moving from being the same  set of information in different places to collections of unique material shared with the world.  Publishing is a wide set of activities, from making our higher education degree research available in thesis archives, to hosting fully peer reviewed journals.

Journals hosted at the University of Canterbury

Recent Items published at the University of Canterbury


The Lightweight Academic Publishing Model - the quick way to set up a professional journal at UC

The University Library is currently hosting a number of journals, and is an option you could consider for hosting your journal, amongst others.

We provide:

  • Permanent URLs (handles, but considering DOIs)
  • Google and Google Scholar friendly search
  • Legal Deposit to the National Library (required for ISSNs)
  • Archival quality storage
  • Application for indexing to the Directory of Open Access Journals, Sherpa RoMEO, and Scopus (considerably improving impact).

The platform is an excellent incubator for new journals.  We require that the journal be Open Access (CC-BY), and we would recommend that you don’t charge APCs if possible.

The downside to this is you would need to manage your own review process manually, and host a ‘front end’ webpage (though the University of Canterbury can provide a WordPress blogsite that would be entirely adequate)

There is no charge for the service.

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