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Open Access Journal Publishing

Are you looking at publishing a journal and making the content available open access?

If so, you may like to consider using the Open Journal Systems (OJS), a free and open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. There are a number of journals at JCU that use OJS software.

Open Journal Systems

OJS is a comprehensive tool for managing your entire submission and editorial workflow and publishing your articles and issues online. It offers the following features:

  • Responsive reader front-end with a selection of free themes or designs
  • Flexible and configurable editorial workflow
  • Online submission and management of all content
  • Subscription module with delayed open access options
  • Integrated with scholarly publishing services such as Crossref, ORCiD, and DOAJ
  • Recommended by Google Scholar for ease of indexing and discoverability
  • Locally installed and controlled
  • Community-led and supported
  • Multilingual and translated into over 30 languages
  • Extensive user guides and training videos

You can learn more here: Training is also available through the PKP School: OJS for Journal ManagersOJS for Editors.

Enhance journal profile and quality

Once your journal has been published:

Increase discoverability


Indexing in popular databases is key to increasing the exposure of your journal and its contents. Consider seeking listing and indexing in the following:

JCU Open Access Journals

The following JCU journals use the OJS System:

Queensland Archaeological Research

QAR is a peer-reviewed journal published since 1984 devoted to publishing substantive, original and high-quality archaeological research pertaining to Queensland, Australia and adjacent areas. Email submissions to

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eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics

eTropic publishes new research from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and allied fields on the variety and interrelatedness of nature, culture, and society in the tropics. Tropical regions of the world include: the north of Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, tropical Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Pacific, the America south and Hawai'i.

eTropic journal is free open access; indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ and Ulrich's; archived in Pandora and Sherpa/Romeo, ranked Scimago Q1 (2021). Email: 

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LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland)

LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) publishes fiction and poetry, as well as peer-reviewed papers and reviews of local, national, and international interest in the areas of literature, media/cinema, and culture.

The journal has a long standing commitment to regional writing in general and to Australian literature in particular.

From 2017, LiNQ will partner with Etropic journal to produce a special issue that publishes academic and creative works.

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Journal of Resilient Economies (ISSN: 2653-1917)

What does it take to build a resilient economy? From natural disasters to pandemics, economies and the associated businesses, industries, occupations, and communities can be vulnerable to a range of external risks. The Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE), is a Platinum Open Access journal, with a multidisciplinary focus to further advance the important concept of resilience. JRE does not charge either the readers or the authors. This ensures all accepted articles will be immediately and permanently available to readers free of charge.

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