These services showcase student research and provide the software and hosting for publishing peer-reviewed scholarly journals from students and faculty of Northwestern University. The platform uses the Digital Commons software from bepress. The platform can be used to create Research Collections or to managed and edit Journal Publications.
Research collections are dedicated websites for organizing the scholarship of specific student groups and campus units. Authors are able to upload their work for immediate publication or administrator approval. Each submission receives a stable URL and metadata to make the work discoverable online.
Scholarly materials may include:
Contributing to a Research Collection
After a submission is received, you will receive an email once the submission has been approved for publication. Upon publication, you will have access to your publication and readership reports via your bepress account.
The journal publication service offers a robust software suite of editorial and publishing tools for peer-reviewed journals edited by Northwestern University students or faculty. These tools include online hosting, manuscript management workflows, coordinating peer-review, maintaining communications between authors and editors, and publishing within a volume and issue structure. Each journal’s website can utilize custom logos and branding. Journals must be managed by an editorial board and an editor-in-chief. Additional services include establishing journal policies, training on effective publishing workflows, and marketing assistance for recruiting submissions from potential authors.
Benefits of Publishing a Journal with the Libraries