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 (OJS), a widely-used platform for open access publishing.


For more information on this service, please see the Open Access Journal Publishing Service page.


For documentation on how to use OJS, please see this Journal Editor Manual.

  • Advances in Social Work

    Advances in Social Work is a peer-reviewed journal committed to enhancing the linkage among social work practice, research, and education. Accordingly, the journal addresses current issues, challenges, and responses facing social work practice and education. The journal invites discussion and development of innovations in social work practice and their implications for social work research and education. Advances in Social Work seeks to publish empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of social work including clinical practice, community organization, social administration, social policy, planning, and program evaluation.

  • Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment

    The Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) is an open access online journal. This peer-reviewed periodical was 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

    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 online version begins with volume 7, number 1 1973.

  • Indiana Libraries

    Indiana Libraries was published from 1981 to 2016 by the Indiana Library Federation. The peer-reviewed journal focused issues important to academic, public, and school libraries in the state of Indiana.

  • 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

    The Journal of Civic Literacy 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.

  • Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport

    The Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS) aims to increase the understanding and advancement of legal issues as applied to all aspects of sport. This peer-reviewed jorunal publishes manuscripts from a variety of disciplines, covering legal aspects relating to sport, recreation, and related fields for the purpose of informing policy, advancing the body of knowledge, and influencing decision-making. As the flagship journal of the Sports & Recreation Law Association since 1991, JLAS serves as an interdisciplinary outlet to meet the needs of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

  • 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 peer-reviewed open-access journal. Founded in 1990, the journal disseminates scholarship on cutting-edge topics impacting urban and metropolitan colleges and universities. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 www.spea.iupui.edu/publicinreview
  • 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.