Student Journal Hosting
UCL offers a free service to UCL students who wish to run an open access journal. This service is managed by UCL Press, which provides the tools for students to independently manage and publish a fully open access journal, free of charge.
The programme currently comprises nine student journals which cover a wide range of subjects, from archaeology (the journal PIA - Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, established in 1990), to law (the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, first published in 2012). You will find the list of journals included in the programme here.
Each student journal is supported by a corresponding UCL faculty, who provide subject specialist support for content and peer review, and by UCL Press who provide on-going publishing support, education about content publication, running and planning a journal publication, and succession planning at the end of the academic year. All student journals are peer-reviewed and the content is licensed under a creative commons CC-BY 4.0 licence. UCL student journals do not charge publication fees.
To read the journal, please click on the logo below.
If you are a UCL student or faculty member and would like to start a new student journal or migrate an existing journal to become part of the open access student journals programme, please contact Ian Caswell, Journals Manager (email@example.com) for further information.
Student editors undertake the creation and publication of open access journals, gaining valuable academic writing, editing and publishing experience, while also achieving greater visibility and impact for their department, their discipline and their own research. It is the task of the student editors to plan, manage, produce and market an issue each academic year for publication.
UCL Press supports student editors by maintaining the Open Journal Systems and provides advice and guidance to student editors on a range of issues, including training in using systems, advising on copyright, ISSN and digital object identifier (DOI) registration, and guidance with succession planning. Each journal is in turn supported by a UCL faculty or department to provide subject expertise and support concerning content and peer review, usually with named academic staff members invited onto the student journals advisory board.
The diagram below shows a model of the editorial and publishing process undertaken by other journals using the OJS system.