Open Access Journals at IUPUI is a service provided by IUPUI University Library intended to support faculty, staff, students, and affiliated partners in producing their own open access scholarly journals. See a complete list of our journals below. This service runs on the Open Journal Systems, a widely-used platform for open access publishing.

For more information about this service, please contact:
Ted Polley
Social Sciences & Digital Publishing Librarian
IUPUI University Library

  • Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment

    The Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) is an open access online journal. This peer-reviewed periodical has been created with the intent to serve the public health profession and encourage health in all policies. The journal strives to give expression to health impact assessment research and scholarship to serve public health and planning professionals.
  • Indiana Health Law Review

    The Indiana Health Law Review publishes articles submitted by academics, practitioners, and students on the topics of health law and policy. The scope includes bioethics, malpractice liability, managed care, anti-trust, health care organizations, medical-legal research, legal medicine, and food and drug law.
  • Indiana International & Comparative Law Review

    The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review is a student-edited law Journal devoted to the study and analysis of current international legal issues and events.
  • Indiana Law Review

    This collection begins with volume 7, number 1 1973.

    The Indiana Law Review is a legal periodical edited and managed by students of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The primary objective of the Law Review is to serve as an informational resource for practitioners, members of the judiciary, legal scholars, and law students.

    This freely accessible, public archive was made possilbe through generous support from:

    Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

    IUPUI University Library

    Sloan Foundation via Lyrasis

    Please visit the Indiana Law Review homepage for information about current and future issues of review.
  • INTESOL Journal

    The INTESOL Journal, a professional, refereed journal, encourages submission of previously unpublished articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with language teaching and learning. As a publication that represents a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, the INTESOL Journal invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics.

  • Journal of Civic Literacy

    This journal invites research going well beyond simple measurements of the elements of civic literacy. We are interested in the causes and consequences of low levels of literacy, the role of public education, the comparative efficacy of available curricula and programs (what is working? why and how?), the connections between the current media environment and deficient civic understandings, and the role of civic literacy in defining ethical and trustworthy public service.

    Please read the issues for free by clicking on the issue cover or its Table of Contents link.


  • Journal of Teaching Writing

    The Journal of Teaching Writing publishes articles of interest to teachers at all grade levels, from preschool through university, that address the practices and theories which bear on our knowledge of how people learn and communicate through writing. Whether the focus of such articles is on language development, the composing process, discourse theory, or writing theory, the content should clearly reflect the spirit of inquiry which characterizes the revelation we sometimes experience when we reflect on our teaching; the stimulating conversation we have had with colleagues; the insight we have gained through an effective presentation at a professional conference; or the proposition we have entertained from a professional journal or book. In short, it should enable the reader to make a connection between what happens or could happen in class and what he or she has heard, read, or wondered about in the profession. We especially welcome articles written by classroom teachers, whether they are first-time writers or well-established authors.

  • Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society

    The Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society (JMPCS) is the journal of the Center on Muslim Philanthropy. The Journal is a peer reviewed, open access online journal published with assistance from the IUPUI - University Library.   The Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal that publishes full-length manuscripts, research notes, and book reviews that report on the subject areas of Muslim philanthropy and civil society (that broadly includes: voluntary action, civil society, citizen participation, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations). 

  • Metropolitan Universities

    Metropolitan Universities journal (MUJ) is the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ (CUMU) quarterly online journal. Founded in 1990, the journal disseminates scholarship on cutting-edge topics impacting urban and metropolitan colleges and universities. It is a peer-reviewed, open access publication—which means that it employs traditional methods of evaluating manuscripts while ensuring that those accepted for publication are freely available to anyone interested in the issues and themes covered. MUJ's readership includes those working to address issues facing modern universities and the communities they serve. Authors bring diverse institutional and professional perspectives to showcasing applications of theory and best practices to these issues.

    Each Metropolitan Universities issue is organized thematically and edited by a guest editor(s). Guest editors are typically selected from CUMU member institutions and represent a variety of academic backgrounds and fields of expertise. While authors are invited to submit manuscripts for juried consideration, unsolicited manuscripts are not generally considered.

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  • Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science

    The Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science is the official refereed journal of the Indiana Academy of Science.  It has been in circulation since 1885.   Prior to 1990 (Vol. 99), the journal was produced as an annual publication, with many of the volumes hard bound.  Since 1990 it has been published semiannually, with all issues being paper bound.
  • Proceedings of the Indianapolis Common Council and City-County Council

    This collection contains proceedings of the Indianapolis Common Council and the Indianapolis City-County Council dating from 1839-2003.  It chronicles the growth of Indianapolis from a time when it was a town of less than 3,000 people to its present status as a city of over 800,000.

    The proceedings have had several titles over the years.  They began as the Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Indianapolis (through April 1877). For a brief time they were called Proceedings of the Common Council, Board of Aldermen, and the Joint Conventions of Said Bodies (May 1877-May 1882) and later carried the title Journals of the Common Council, Board of Aldermen, and the Joint Conventions of Said Bodies (June 1882-1891).  The title changed again to Journals of the Common Council of the City of Indianapolis (1892-Jan. 1914) and then underwent a slight change to Journal of the Common Council of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana (1914-1969).  After Indianapolis consolidated with the government of Marion County in 1970, the proceedings were called Journal of Proceedings of the City-County Council of Indianapolis-Marion County, State of Indiana.

  • PublicINReview

    We are excited to introduce to you a new online SPEA journal. This will be a forum for students to connect with practitioners in the Midwest area. This journal will bring to light issues from your area of study, discuss realistic application, and share best practices as well as lessons learned with local practitioners. In addition to student-submitted articles, the journal may include interviews of local public figures, job postings, and serve as a resource for networking opportunities, local events, presentations, and trainings in your area of interest. Please visit our SPEA website as well at
  • Umbrella

    Umbrella is an art journal that began publication by Judith Hoffberg in 1978. The journal covers news and reviews of artist books, mail art and contemporary art and photography tradebooks. It includes interviews with leading book artists, alternative spaces as well as Fluxus artists. The journal ended print-copy publication in 2005 and moved to an online edition, 2006-2008.