University of Leicester Open Journals

University of Leicester Open Journals supports staff and students publishing open access journals.

Run by the Library, we publish peer-reviewed academic research in museum studies, physics, education, Middle Eastern studies, media and communication, and interdisciplinary topics. Our primary purpose is to support publications associated with the University, but we work with external organisations too. We are committed to open access publishing.

Leicester Open Journals currently supports five peer-reviewed academic journals:

We also host the LIAS Working Paper Series and several student-led journals. The service uses open source software - Open Journal Systems (OJS).

As part of the service, we provide:

  • technical set-up
  • training on using the system
  • advice on copyright, licensing and contracts
  • indexing with major search engines and abstracting databases
  • ISSN and DOI assignment.

If you would like to find out more, email:

Open access policy

All our journals publish full, immediate open access content.

Article processing charges

We do not have article processing charges (APCs) or submission fees.

Copyright and licensing

Our journals have different copyright and licensing arrangements according to their needs. Please refer to the specific journal’s policy, which can be found on their home page.

Author archiving policy

Unless otherwise stated, authors can archive pre- and post-print versions of their article. The author’s pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing) can be archived in pre-print servers or the author’s website. The published source must be acknowledged, and there must be a link to the published version when available.

The author’s post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) can be archived in institutional and society repositories, PubMed Central, ArXiv and the author's personal website. The published source must be acknowledged, and there must be a link to the published version. The published version/pdf can be used, except in the case of New Middle Eastern Studies.

There are no embargo periods.

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