Browse Journals and Peer-Reviewed Series
The University of Kentucky Libraries partners with different parties in the UK community to publish open access journals. We provide editors with custom-designed journal sites and an efficient online publishing system to streamline the editorial process. UK Libraries-hosted journals (shown below) have high online visibility thanks to search engine optimization, and authors receive monthly reports of download counts of their articles. Additionally, UK Libraries undertakes the long-term preservation of the published contents to ensure perpetual access to them in the future. Editors of UK-based journals are welcome to contact UK Libraries to explore opportunities for collaboration.
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory (Social Theory)
disClosure is an annual thematic publication dedicated to investigating and stimulating interest in new directions in contemporary social theory. The forthcoming Spring 2016 journal will explore concepts around the theme of Transnational Lives, 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. More information about the 2016 issue is available in the Call for Papers.
To submit a manuscript, click here to create an account and follow the instructions. If you already have an account, click here, log in, and follow the submission instructions. Feel free to contact the editors if you have any questions about disClosure.
Ex-Patt (Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce)
Welcome to Ex-Patt, an international affairs journal by the students of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.
See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research (College of Public Health)
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/or delivery of public health services; the structure, operation, and/or 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/or research. Frontiers is intended to provide quick access to actionable public health infrastructure research to improve public health practice at the state or local level. It is of use to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research is a Gold-Level Open Access (Gold OA) journal. The articles are universally and permanently available, and there is no cost to readers, authors, or institutions. While some Gold-Level Open Access journals charge for publication, for Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, these costs are supplied in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Kaleidoscope (The Office of Undergraduate Research)
Kaleidoscope, the University of Kentucky Journal Of Undergraduate Scholarship, is a refereed online journal published annually by The Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky. The journal promotes the advancement of knowledge by publishing reports of the unique experiential endeavors of undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky. The journal accepts reports of all forms of creativity and scholarship by undergraduate students including, but not necessarily limited to: artistic and musical creations; creative writing and poetry; and reports of studies and search in the humanities, the social, natural, and medical sciences, agriculture, business, architecture, and engineering.
Kaleidoscope has ceased publication since 2014.
Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice (College of Education)
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.
Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos (Hispanic Studies)
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.
The VAD Journal (Heart Institute)
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.