Journals@KU, an initiative of the KU Libraries, supports the KU community in the publication of scholarly journals online.
Our LibGuide, Resources for Editors of Scholarly Journals, is a good starting point for those who are considering starting a journal or who are looking for information about managing an exisitng journal. For those journals on the OJS platform, the Using Open Journal Systems page can be especially helpful.
Journals and Serials
KU Libraries provides journal editors with the technical infrastructure to publish their journals on either of two platforms: KU ScholarWorks, KU's institutional repository, which makes journals visible to a wide audience and assures their long term preservation and Open Journal Systems (OJS), which makes journals visible and assures their preservation, but also supports the entire editorial management workflow, including article submission, multiple rounds of peer-review, and indexing.
- American Studies (OJS)
- Auslegung: A journal of philosophy (KU ScholarWorks)
- Biodiversity Informatics (OJS)
- Center for East Asian Studies Publication Series (KU ScholarWorks)
- Digital Treatise (OJS)
- Folklorica: Journal of the Slavic and East European Folklore Association (OJS)
- Indigenous Nations Journal (KU ScholarWorks)
- Infrastructure Research Institute Reports (KU ScholarWorks)
- Journal of Amateur Sport (OJS)
- Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship (OJS)
- Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (OJS)
- Journal of Melittology (OJS)
- Journal of Montessori Research (OJS)
- Journal of Undergraduate Research (KU ScholarWorks)
- Kansas Law Review (KU ScholarWorks)
- Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics (KU ScholarWorks)
- KU Field Methods in Linguistic Description (KU ScholarWorks)
- Latin American Theatre Review (OJS)
- Novitates Paleoentomologicae (OJS)
- Slavia Centralis (KU ScholarWorks)
- Slovene Linguistic Studies (KU ScholarWorks)
- Social Thought and Research (KU ScholarWorks)
- Treatise Online (OJS)
- Undergraduate Research Journal for the Humanities (KU ScholarWorks)
- University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions (KU ScholarWorks)
American Studies is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Mid-America American Studies Association, the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of American Studies, and KU Libraries. American Studies (AMSJ) first appeared in 1959, and has 1,000 current subscribers. In 2005 it merged with American Studies International (ASI), and welcomes submissions with an international perspective. ASI, a journal for American Studies scholars outside the U.S., was published by the American Studies Department at George Washington University for over forty years. Beginning with Vol. 45 (2004), ASI ceased publication as an independent journal, and merged with AMSJ, with the agreement that AMSJ would devote at least one issue a year (or the equivalent) to transnational American Studies scholarship, international American Studies authors, and would maintain a significant showing of scholars outside the U.S. on its editorial board. The “On Teaching” forum, now on the AMSJ blog, originated as an ASI feature.
With an editorial board from a number of areas of study, the journal offers provocative perspectives on a variety of issues. Frequent special sections and special issues create a space for a broad discussion on a single topic. Articles on pedagogy inform the American Studies classroom. The book review section aims at keeping readers conversant with contemporary scholarship. This electronic edition provides free access to the back issues of the journal. The most recent three years are available via print subscription only.
This electronic journal focuses on the emerging field of biodiversity informatics - the creation, integration, analysis, and understanding of information regarding biological diversity.
The Slavic, East European and Eurasian Folklore Association is devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic, East European and Eurasian folklore. SEEFA seeks to promote instruction in Slavic, East European and Eurasian folklore, organizes panels on the subject at national and international conferences, encourages the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and fosters exchanges. SEEFA also seeks to promote joint research, scholarly exchanges and conferences, expeditions, and publications with scholars in Slavic, East European and Eurasian countries.
Access to the most recent three years of the journal are available only by subscription. For information on subscription costs, including waivers for certain international scholars, please see the subscriptions page.
Journal of Amateur Sport
The overarching mission of the Journal of Amateur Sport (JAS) is to provide scholars an outlet in which to share scholarship relevant to the amateur sports realm. We define amateur sport as those who participate and govern at the youth, recreational, community, international, and intercollegiate level. We acknowledge the tenuous debate surrounding the amateurism of intercollegiate athletics, thus at this time we welcome examinations that are focused on the less commercialized avenues of college sport participation and governance (especially NCAA Division II, III, and other less publicized governing bodies and settings). Submissions from all disciplines are encouraged, including sociology, communication, and organizational behavior. Similarly, we welcome a wide array of methodological and structural approaches, including conceptual frameworks, narratives, surveys, interviews, and ethnographies.
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (JDTC) was founded in 1986 at the University of Kansas and publishes full-length articles that contribute to the varied conversations in dramatic theory and criticism, explore the relationship between theory and theatre practice, and/or examine recent scholarship by a single author. JDTC is published twice each year by the Department of Theatre with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This electronic edition provides free access to the back issues of the journal. The most recent three years are available via print subscription and online through Project Muse.
Journal of Melittology
A Journal of Bee Biology, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics
The Journal of Melittology is an international, open access journal that seeks to rapidly disseminate the results of research conducted on bees (Apoidea: Anthophila) in their broadest sense. Our mission is to promote the understanding and conservation of wild and managed bees and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and the public worldwide. The journal encourages submissions in any area of melittology, particularly works on non-Apis bees. Each article receives a DOI. All nomenclatural articles are registered in ZooBank and conform to the latest standards of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, and the journal is archived in PORTICO (www.portico.org).
The Journal is best viewed in FireFox or Chrome, and is indexed in Google Scholar.
NOTES: The maximum size of papers processed via the normal means is presently 38 printed pages. Larger works are now possible but will take considerably longer time to process by our volunteer staff and so will experience longer turn-around times. Please check out our Announcements page for further information. —The Management.
Journal of Montessori Research
The Journal of Montessori Research advances knowledge of Montessori education through both empirical research studies and critical reviews of the literature available in an open access forum.
Latin American Theatre Review
Latin American Theatre Review (LATR) is published twice per year by KU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Founded in 1967, LATR covers all aspects of Latina/o and Latin American theatre and performance and has grown to be one of the premiere scholarly journals in its field. This electronic edition provides free access to the back issues of the journal, which includes over 1,000 scholarly articles, news items, theater schedules and book and performance reviews. The most recent 5 years are available only through a print subscription or an institutional subscription to Project Muse.
Latin American Theatre Review (LATR) se publica dos veces al año en la Universidad de Kansas por el Departamento de Español y Portugués. LATR fue fundado en 1967 y abarca todos los aspectos de teatro y performance, tanto de latinoamericanos como de US Latinos, y se ha convertido en una de las principales revistas académicas en su campo. Esta edición electrónica provee acceso gratuito a los números pasados de la revista, que incluye más de 1,000 artículos académicos, noticias, carteleras teatrales y reseñas de libros y representaciones escénicas. Los últimos cinco años sólo están disponibles por subscripción a la edición impresa y subscripción institucional al Project Muse.
A Journal of Occasional Fossil Insect Research at the University of Kansas
Novitates Paleoentomologicae is an open access journal that seeks to disseminate the results of research conducted at or in association with the University of Kansas Division of Entomology on all aspects of insect paleontology, inlcuding their other arthropod relatives. Our mission is to promote the understanding and study of paleoentomology and related disciplines. All nomenclatural articles are registered in ZooBank and conform to the latest standards of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, each issues receives a DOI, and the journal is archived in PORTICO (www.portico.org). Potential articles must be approved for submission by the Editor-in-Chief.
The Journal is best viewed in FireFox or Chrome, and is indexed in Google Scholar.
Treatise Online publishes chapters prepared for parts of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology as they are ready, rather than waiting for an entire hard copy Treatise to be printed. Chapters from the following Treatise parts are completed or nearing completion: Part E (hypercalcified sponges), Part G (bryozoans), Part L (ammonoids), Part M (coleiods), Part N (bivalves), Part P (chelicerates), Part R (decapods), Part T (crinoids), Part V (graptolithines).
Printing of the hard copy volumes will continue as usual, with the opportunity for updating chapters published in the Treatise Online before going to press.