Bell Library is able to offer support for hosting open access journals through our partnership with the Texas Digital Library (TDL).
Using Open Journal Systems software, faculty can set up and publish an online journal (or migrate an existing journal) without any costs for the software or TDL technical assistance. The OJS software helps with every stage of peer-reviewed publishing, handling online submissions from authors, managing the peer-review process, publishing issues online, and indexing content.
Using OJS, journal managers and editors can:
TDL Electronic Journals also become part of the TDL Electronic Press and are indexed by open-access harvesters so that all content is widely available online.
To request a TDL-hosted academic journal site in OJS, Journal Teams (or their institutional liaison: contact email@example.com) can submit an application for hosting to the TDL Helpdesk with the following information:
Name of journal
Slug for journal (an abbreviated form of the journal title that serves as part of the website URL after journals.tdl.org/...)
Name and email address(es) for Journal Manager(s)
Purpose and scope of journal
Plan for publication, including publication frequency, information about your editorial board, journal staffing plans, and estimated timeline to first issue
Legacy information. Is this an existing journal with back issues that must be migrated? If so, how many issues? How many articles? In what format are are articles (e.g. PDF)? In what platform do the issues currently reside (e.g. Bepress journal, on a hard drive, etc.)?
Open Access policy
Language(s) used in the journal. Do you need support for special characters/diacritical marks?
Upon receipt of your request, TDL staff and your library’s liaison will review the application and notify you of approval or request further information.
To get started with a TDL Electronic Journal, follow the “5 Steps to a TDL Electronic Journal.”