The Duke University Libraries partners with members of the Duke community to publish peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Publish a Journal

If you are a member of the Duke community and are interested in creating a peer-reviewed online scholarly journal or in changing an existing print scholarly journal into one that is available online, the Duke University Libraries may be able to help you set up and host an online journal.

What We Provide

We can help members of the Duke community establish an online journal using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software. We can assist with helping you connect with a trusted hosting provider and help you plan for how to use it. 

Why Open Journal Systems (OJS)?

Open Journal Systems (OJS) was developed by the Public Knowledge Project to manage the overhead of creating and sustaining a journal and to make open access publishing simpler. Today, more than 7,500 journals use OJS as their publishing platform. OJS will guide you as you set up a journal. Its templates will help you design your journal’s appearance and its internal structure. Online publication removes the barrier of printing costs. OJS’s real strength is the way it helps you manage the publishing process — from receiving submissions and editing them to designing layouts and publishing works. OJS is online and will help you track and manage articles as they move through the review process, keeping the publication process on schedule.

For more information contact Paolo Mangiafico at

Open Journals at Duke


Cultural Anthropology culanthis the journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). It is one of 22 journals published by the AAA, and it is widely regarded as one of the flagship journals of its discipline. In March 2013, Cultural Anthropology announced that it would go open access in 2014. Duke University Libaries are providing technology support for the back-end editorial platform.

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grbs340Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies (GRBS)  is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal devoted to the culture and history of Greece from antiquity to the Renaissance and features research on all aspects of the Hellenic world from prehistoric times through the Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods. It also features studies of modern classical scholarship.

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andererseits340andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies is a joint publication of the University of Notre Dame, the Universität Duisburg/Essen, Université du Luxembourg, and Duke University Libraries. It is an open access journal published both online and in print that seeks to represent the broad field of German studies in its many facets. It welcomes work in German and English from advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and independent scholars.

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vivliofika340ВИВЛИОѲИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the culture and history of the Russian Empire during “the long eighteenth century” (1660-1830). The journal is open to submissions in all relevant disciplines and in all the major languages in which eighteenth-century Russian studies is researched. The journal defines “Russian” broadly — meaning more-or-less “Rossiiskaia,” or the Russian empire, and including non-Russian confessions, ethnicities and nationalities.

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