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UKnowledge Guide: Journal Publishing

This guide provides information about the University of Kentucky's institutional repository, UKnowledge.

UKnowledge Journal Publishing Services

UKnowledge is built on Berkeley Electronic Press's Digital Commons system and thus can function as an online journal publishing platform.  We partner with different parties in the University of Kentucky community to publish open access journals and provide the journal editors with benefits such as:

  • A custom-designed journal site
  • Streamlined editorial management with an efficient online publishing system
  • Training and ongoing technical support for using the system
  • Assistance with journal policies and editorial workflow
  • Ability to publish multimedia content
  • Validation of standard identifiers for the journal
  • Assistance with registering the journal in online directories and article databases
  • High online visibility of journal content thanks to search engine optimization
  • Monthly reports of article download counts for authors and editors
  • Tracking of the geographic and institutional distributions of downloads
  • Demonstration of the global reach of published content with a linkable map
  • Illustration of the online mentions and potential impact of published content with the Altmetric.com score
  • Archiving and preservation of journal content for long-term access

If you would like more information about the journal publishing services, please feel free to contact the UKnowledge staff by e-mail

Journal on UKnowledge: Frontiers

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Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research features peer-reviewed articles that offer brief descriptions of preliminary findings from an ongoing or recently completed empirical study or quality improvement project that answers a question of importance regarding the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services; the structure, operation, and management of public health delivery systems; the application of quality improvement methods in public health settings; and/or the impact of these endeavors on population health. Findings must have the potential to guide future public health practice, health policy, and research. Frontiers is intended to provide quick access to actionable public health infrastructure research to improve public health practice at the state and local level. It is of use to practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Journal on UKnowledge: The VAD Journal

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The VAD Journal is a multidisciplinary forum for all subspecialties in the field of mechanical assisted circulation and advanced heart failure. It is created with the purpose of enabling rapid dissemination of swift and unbiased reviews of new findings and ideas for all interested parties.

Journal on UKnowledge: KJHEPP

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The Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice (KJHEPP) is a scholarly research and practitioner-oriented online open access publication. KJHEPP provides a forum for regional, national, and international scholarship examining issues related to higher education practice, policy, law, and research. The Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice includes original submissions from college and university faculty, administrators, professionals, and emerging scholars.

Resources for Publishing Open Access Journals

Journal on UKnowledge: disClosure

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disClosure is an annual thematic publication dedicated to investigating and stimulating interest in new directions in contemporary social theory. The forthcoming Spring 2015 issue will explore concepts around the theme of Market Failures, drawing on the work of a variety of scholars, artists, and acclaimed members of academia from a social theoretical perspective. The journal will include a variety of media including scholarly essays, poetry and visual art.

Journal on UKnowledge: Nomenclatura

Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos is an annual online academic journal dedicated to interdisciplinary scholarship on the literary and cultural traditions of the Hispanic world. The journal is a graduate-student production of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky and publishes original research in both English and Spanish on diverse aspects of the Hispanic world, ranging from the medieval period to the present.

Publication on UKnowledge: Ex-Patt

Welcome to Ex-Patt, an international affairs journal by the students of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce!

Archived Journals on UKnowledge

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Kaleidoscope, the University of Kentucky Journal Of Undergraduate Scholarship, was a refereed online journal published annually by The Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Review was a refereed journal published by the University of Kentucky Library Associates twice per volume.