The University of South Carolina Libraries offers software and support for the creation and management of open access journals. The library uses Digital Commons software to host journals. Benefits of using this software include support for all types of content, search engine optimization, access to detailed analytics, and flexible peer-review workflows.
USC affiliated faculty are eligible for free journal hosting and support. Before launching a new journal, you’ll need to carefully consider the details of your journal, including people, policies, content, production, design, workflow, and sustainability. In most cases, you'll be asked to sign a memorandum of understanding with the University Libraries to delineate expectations and responsibilities.
The library will provide a consultation to help you create a landing page for the journal. You will need to provide a color scheme and a banner or cover photo. You should also consider if you will need to create issue covers and images within the journal. You may wish to consult other journals published through Digital Commons as examples of what is possible.
Parts of this work are derived from Creating a New OJS Journal: Decisions created by Boston College Libraries, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
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