Open Journals at Appalachian
Appalachian State University's Belk Library supports open access publishing, open archives, and open repositories in order to advance the creation and dissemination of scholarly research produced by faculty, staff, and research fellows. We have two locally-hosted open access publishing platforms, PubPub and Open Journal Systems (OJS), which allow members of the academic community to publish open access journals. Belk Library also has resources and platforms available to support the preservation and storage of datasets and media files that are associated with articles published in PubPub and OJS. Belk Library also encourages publishing partnerships with the local community, Western North Carolina, and related entities in both academia and industry, including associations, nonprofits, governments, and corporations.
Our goal is to strengthen the research profile of Appalachian State University and our faculty members through the production and publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed journals in a range of scholarly fields and industries.
Work with us on publishing an open access journal
The DSI team will help you get started, talk about open access, discuss options for hosting, obtaining domain names, formatting articles, and other steps for starting or managing your publication. If you have an existing online or print journal we will assist you in converting it to an online version and digitizing backfiles.
To facilitate discoverability and credibility of your journal:
- Obtain an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for your journal
- Register with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
For questions about publishing open access, please contact Natalie Foreman, email@example.com or 828-262-6537.
BeeXML: Bee Data Standardization (Bee XML) is an open access journal that focuses on pollinators and developing data interchange standards to facilitate data science and learning outcomes. A unique feature of BeeXML is the publishing of an open data standard that would be validated through the publishing process and published in a digital library for the world to use.
Data & Analytics For Good will collect and peer-review data sets and analytics products (widgets) that furthers one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. An example of a data product would be the World Pollinator Map. A unique feature of this journal is that each article will be linked to a real open access dataset that can be downloaded and used.
History Matters is an undergraduate history journal published annually by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. The journal is edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board. We provide an opportunity for undergraduates to be recognized for their work, become familiar with the publishing process, and engage in student-faculty collaboration.
Impulse is the first online, undergraduate, international and inter-institutional journal for publications in the neurosciences. Submissions are written, reviewed, and published by undergraduates under the supervision of Faculty Advisors.
The Journal of Developmental Education (JDE) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the generation and sharing of knowledge and ideas related to the postsecondary developmental education community. In this new open-access format, we remain committed to providing a space for the developmental educator and researcher who is seeking avenues to expand professional knowledge and expertise in the field.
The Journal of the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services (JIHHS) addresses the most salient regional problems and opportunities surrounding health and wellness in Western North Carolina and highlights the ongoing efforts of the Institute’s regional collaborations to address these through research, outreach, education/training, and program development.
The Journal of Trauma Studies & Education (JTSE) is an online open-access academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the generation of knowledge regarding mental health and well-being, with a focus on the impact of traumatic stress within the context of Pre K-12 and Postsecondary Education. The journal accepts manuscripts from varying perspectives within education that critically explore the nature of trauma, as well as preventative and restorative approaches to trauma responses in all education stakeholders.