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UKnowledge: Journal Publishing

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

UKnowledge Journal Publishing Services

UKnowledge is built on bepress'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 score
  • Archiving and preservation of journal content for long-term access

Shown on the right is a list of UKnowledge-based open access journals.  If you would like more information about the journal publishing services, please feel free to contact the UKnowledge staff by e-mail

Resources for Publishing Open Access Journals

Other Journals on UKnowledge

UKnowledge is also home to journals on a variety of subjects:

Additionally, these two publications are available from UKnowledge:

Journal of Appalachian Health

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The overall objective of the Journal of Appalachian Health (JAH) is to improve the health status of the population of Appalachia through the rapid dissemination of knowledge of their health problems and evidence-based solutions to them. JAH will provide actionable knowledge through an online, open access, easily accessible peer-reviewed process focused specifically on Appalachia. 

Progress in Scale Modeling

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Progress in Scale Modeling, an International Journal (PSMIJ), an open access scholarly journal based at the University of Kentucky Institute of Research for Technology Development, publishes new experimental, numerical, and theoretical results of scale modeling. PSMIJ provides an open forum for researchers and users of scale modeling to share and discuss current challenges and progress.


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disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 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.


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.

Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research

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Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research features peer-reviewed articles whose findings have the potential to guide future public health practice, health policy, and research.

The Kentucky Review

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