Resources for Editors of Scholarly Journals: KU Libraries' Support for Journals

Digital Publishing Services at the University of Kansas Libraries have created this guide to assist those thinking of starting a new journal or working with an existing journal. Contact Marianne Reed ( if you have any questions.

KU Libraries Digital Publishing Services

KU Libraries' Digital Publishing Services

KUEDITORS-L Discussion List

All KU editors, even those whose journals are not hosted by the Libraries, are invited to join the KUEDITORS-L online discussion list where KU editors can share information.   Contact Marianne Reed at for more information.

Digital Publishing Systems

KU Libraries support a variety of software platforms to publish content in different formats, and can assist with moving traditional journal and monograph content to an online environment, as well as with publishing "born-digital" scholarship designed specifically for online publication. We also offer tools to help manage and streamline the production and editorial work involved in producing scholarly journals.

  • KU ScholarWorks is a digital repository for scholarly work created by the faculty and staff of the University of Kansas. KU ScholarWorks makes important research available to a wider audience and helps assure its long-term preservation.
  • Journals@KU supports the publication of scholarly journals online, and assists journal editors with the management, editorial work, and production work involved in producing scholarly journals. Our journal services are built on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) journal management software designed to facilitate online peer-reviewed publishing.

Journals Hosted by KU Libraries

KU Libraries provides KU journal editors with the technical infrastructure to publish their journals on either of two platforms: KU ScholarWorks, KU's institutional repository, which makes journals visible to a wide audience and assures their long term preservation and Open Journals System (OJS), which makes journals visible and assures their preservation, but also supports the entire editorial management workflow, including article submission, multiple rounds of peer-review, and indexing.

Editors’ Forums

Any KU editor is welcome to attend the KU Editors' Forums that are offered periodically by the Libraries' Digital Publishing Services.  These Editors' Forums are a convenient way for any KU editor--not just those affiliated with our journals--to meet face-to-face with other editors to discuss issues of mutual interest concerning publishing.  Contact Marianne Reed at for more information and to be notified about future meetings.

Digital Scholarship Specialist

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Marianne Reed
Watson Library, Room 450

University of Kansas Libraries