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Sydney Open Journals

Delivering the latest open access research

The University of Sydney Library hosts a number of free and open access scholarly journals spanning a wide variety of topics and subject matter. The journals are hosted on Open Journal Systems, an open-source platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project and used by thousands of journals worldwide.

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The University of Sydney Library currently hosts 28 journals, including current academic journals, archival material from old journals, and even conference proceedings.


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Assisting researchers from both within the University and from external organisations to provide easy and open access to research is a key part of the Library’s goals in supporting the University community. We provide this service because we recognise it is vitally important to ensure that the outcomes of new research are visible and can influence public policy, inform innovation and solve worldwide problems.

Open Journal Systems is open-source software for publishing online academic journals. It provides a complete workflow solution from author submissions and peer review right through to publication, DOIs and indexing. It provides customisation options, email notifications and has an active support base of users.

  • Cloud-based submission, review and article tracking
  • In-built blind peer-review
  • Automatic indexing in Google Scholar, tools for inclusion in other databases
  • Open-source documentation and an active online community of users for support and questions

Scholarly Publishing and Library IT Infrastructure (LITI), both part of the Library’s Access Services division, manage user support and technical infrastructure.

Start a journal

If you are a researcher from the University of Sydney, or represent an organisation looking to start an open access scholarly journal, we can help.

To enquire about setting up a journal, please contact:

Susan Murray, Manager, Scholarly Publishing

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