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Open Access Journals: starting and running a journal with Digital Commons @ TRU Library


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Kathy Gaynor
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Starting an Open Access Journal

That's right, you could start your very own Open Access journal.

TRU Library provides digital publishing services to the University community (faculty, staff and students) by providing access to hosted online journal software: Digital Commons.

Digital Commons - a professional grade program that facilitates all aspects (call for papers, peer-review and online publishing) of open access journal publishing.

  • The Library handle the initial consultation, provides an overview of the software, and can make recommendations about how to implement the journal.
  • Digital Commons handles all of the graphic design, software setup, server space, maintenance, preservation, personalized training and on going support. 
  • The journal owners are responsible for providing the journal banner/graphics and publishing content. 
To get started, contact Kathy Gaynor - Scholarly Communications Librarian who will set up a consultation to understand your needs when setting up a new journal. Even if you are just thinking about starting a new open access journal, please contact her. We would enjoy hearing from you.


Journals on Digital Commons @ TRU Library