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New Journal Publishing Platform

The Digital Library Program Services (DLPS) unit has relaunched its university journal publishing program as Open Scholarship Journals in an open-source scholarly publishing platform called Janeway. This refresh aligns with Washington University Libraries’ open access values and provides flexible workflows for managing submissions, editorial and peer review, copyediting, production, and publication.

DLPS is available to provide publishing support for journals developed by members of the university community. This support includes advising on journal development, free hosting, platform training, assigning persistent identifiers like DOIs, and consulting on copyright and licensing through the Scholarly Communications unit. Eligible journals must be scholarly, educational, and/or related to the university’s mission; be open access and not charge author fees; and have an editor-in-chief or editor at Washington University. Student journals need to be supported by an active faculty or staff advisor.  

All current publications are available on the new Open Scholarship Journals platform, which offers a beautifully designed and highly intuitive reader experience, in addition to a structured workflow for author submissions and editorial work. 

DLPS hosts seven journals:

Janeway is a digital platform designed for publishing scholarly research material. Launched in 2017, the platform provides a workflow for the submission, processing, and presentation of scholarly materials. Janeway was developed by the Centre for Technology and Publishing at the University of London-Birkbeck and the Open Library of Humanities.

Open Scholarship Journals is part of a broader initiative to make more university work available as open access. DLPS also manages the institutional repository Open Scholarship. For more information about DLPS services, including starting a journal, email