Open Access Journals

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) hosts peer-reviewed Open Access scholarly journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS), the world’s most widely used journal management and publishing system. OJS is an open source software platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project

Faculty, staff, and students at TDL member institutions who subscribe to this service can set up and publish an online journal without any costs to faculty for the software or TDL technical assistance.

Open Journal Systems helps with every stage of peer-reviewed publishing, handling online submissions from authors, managing the peer-review process, publishing issues online, and indexing content. Workflow for faculty, staff, and student journals are managed within the software.

More Information

Elements of TDL Journal Hosting Service

Hosting and professional management of OJS installations in the Amazon cloud, including:

      • A journal website.
      • Online submission tools.
      • Editorial administration tools for managing the peer review and copy-editing workflows, and for creating online issues.
      • Reporting on acceptance rates and journal usage, including via optional integration with Google Analytics.
      • The ability to configure submission requirements, sections, and review process.
      • Indexing of content with search engines.

Local library control over policy for new journal creation.

Training for library liaison who manages the service locally.

Asynchronous training and documentation available for Journal Teams via PKP.

TDL Helpdesk Support for library staff, Journal Teams, and other users (e.g. peer reviewers, readers, etc.).

Participation in the TDL OJS Users Group for member library staff.

TDL Membership

Texas Digital Library is a consortium that builds capacity among its membership for ensuring equitable access to and preservation of digital content of value to research, instruction, cultural heritage, and institutional memory.

Information about TDL Membership and costs of the Journal Hosting service is available here: Or email us at