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New Journal Toolkit

If you are interested in publishing with us, please contact Once we confirm that your publication is appropriate, we will ask you to complete the New Journal Toolkit. This form will ask for information about your potential publication, including questions about your editorial workflow, copyright policy, and ideal publication timeline. The more information you provide here, the more effectively and efficiently we will be able to set up your journal’s website.

Copyright Policy Resources

You are required to have a copyright policy in place before your journal page is published with IU Libraries. Two exemplar copyright agreements that we recommend editorial teams emulate are the College and Research Libraries Author Agreement and the Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research Author Agreement. Both utilize a non-exclusive license to publish and Creative Commons licenses so that others know how the work can be used.

Naz Pantaloni, Copyright Program Librarian, can consult with editorial teams on crafting and/or revising existing copyright policies.

Journal Publishing Software Help

Need help navigating our publishing platform, Open Journal Systems? Check out our OJS 3 Instructions for Editors Guide. This guide provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the editorial workflow as well as tips on the various permissions and user interfaces of Open Journal Systems.