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)

ISSN 1055-6133

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory is an annual thematic publication dedicated to investigating and stimulating interest in new directions in contemporary social theory.

In Fall 2016, disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory became a No-Fee Open Access Journal. This means that the journal is freely available, allows the largely unrestricted use of its content, and does not charge publication fees. Content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC-BY-NC 4.0), meaning that interested parties are free to share and adapt published work, so long as they give appropriate credit to the author and the journal, indicate what changes were made (if any), and agree to not make commercial use of the work. This license is also retroactively applied to all content previously published by disClosure.

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory - Volume 25, Transnational Lives

Ex-Patt Magazine (Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce)

ISSN 2475-5583

Welcome to Ex-Patt Magazine, an international affairs journal by the students of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce!

Visit this page for information about submitting articles to Ex-Patt Magazine.

Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research (Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research)

ISSN 2169-1584

NOTE: Frontiers in PHSSR will not longer be accepting submissions or publishing issues of the online journal. Archives of previous issues may be found via the left hand side navigation menu.

The Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research on-line publication is no longer receiving financial support and has ceased operations. If this status changes, a notice will be posted on this webpage. Please send any questions to

While active, Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research featured peer-reviewed articles that offered brief descriptions of preliminary findings from empirical studies or quality improvement projects that answered 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. Frontiers was 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 still a Gold-Level Open Access (Gold OA) journal. The archived articles are universally and permanently available, and there is no cost to readers or institutions.

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning (Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching)

ISSN 2575-6346

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning is an annual publication of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the University of Kentucky. These essays, solicited and reviewed by the editorial staff, intentionally bridge the gap between the scholarship of teaching and learning and popular writing for a broad audience. They showcase the contributions and insights of faculty and instructors in order to foster a culture of teaching excellence and contribute to the discourse on teaching and learning in higher education.

For more information about CELT, visit us at

Journal of Appalachian Health (College of Public Health)

ISSN 2641-7804

Announcement: Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health

Journal of Appalachian Health Editor-in-Chief, F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, was honored with the Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health at APHA’s Annual Meeting this month. This year’s medal was awarded to him based on his outstanding contributions to public health services research, accreditation of local public health departments, and his many years of mentorship of professional students and practitioners.

The Sedgwick Memorial Medal, APHA’s oldest and most prestigious award, was established in honor of the late Professor William Thompson Sedgwick and was first awarded by APHA for distinguished service and advancement of public health knowledge and practice in 1929. Professor Sedgwick was president of APHA in 1915 and Head of the Department of Biological and Public Health at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1883 to 1921. The Sedgwick award, one of the highest honors bestowed by APHA, is a true accolade of the profession, the recognition by an individual’s colleagues of outstanding accomplishments in the field of public health.

Previous awardees include Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Jose F. Cordero, Lawrence W. Green, Richard J. Jackson, David Satcher, Robert S. Lawrence, C. William Keck, William H. McBeath, William H. Foege, Julius B. Richmond, Lester Breslow, and Karl F. Meyer.


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. JAH is available without charge to authors or readers, including those in the region who can and will use it in their work, whether in a healthcare or a non-healthcare field that has the potential for modification of factors that contribute to poor health.

The Journal of Appalachian Health is a Gold Open Access (Gold OA) journal, published under the Creative Commons (CC) Attribution license CC BY 4.0 International, which means that all users are free to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format; and can remix, transform, and build on the material for any purpose. This CC license requires that you provide attribution by giving appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if any changes have been made.

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Kaleidoscope (The Office of Undergraduate Research)

ISSN 2169-3706

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 ceased publication in 2014.

Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (Law Journals)

ISSN 2156-4787

The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) is a multi-disciplinary journal of law, science, and policy published three times each academic year by the University of Kentucky College of Law. The Journal is edited entirely by students of the College of Law. A forum for articles by practitioners, academicians, policy-makers, and other professionals throughout the United States and abroad, the Journal welcomes original manuscripts focusing on the legal, policy, and ethical issues related to the environment, natural resources, land use, and energy. Shorter discussion pieces, descriptions of creative solutions to persistent problems, and commentary on policy and politics are also suitable for publication in the Journal. Each issue also includes notes written by Journal staff members.

Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice (College of Education)

ISSN 2164-5140

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.

Kentucky Law Journal (Law Journals)

ISSN 0023-026X

The Kentucky Law Journal is the tenth oldest continually-published law review in the nation. Publication has been continuous since 1913. The Journal publishes four annual issues in print as well as online original articles and notes. The Journal is edited by a student editorial board, with guidance from a faculty advisor. Each issue contains articles written by prominent national scholars and notes written by Journal members that encompass a broad range of legal topics.

The Journal’s primary commitment is to publish scholarly articles of interest to the legal community. In this pursuit, the Journal serves as an integral element in the process of education for the best students at the University of Kentucky College of Law by training students in the finest form of legal research and writing. The Journal also affords students opportunities for collaboration, and by publishing student works, the Journal also functions as an elegant forum for student ideas and activism. Beyond the College of Law, the Journal serves the legal and academic community as an arena for vigorous debate about the law.

Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos (Hispanic Studies)

ISSN 2160-178X

Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos is an annual online, peer-reviewed, and indexed 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.

Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos is indexed by MLA Directory of Periodicals and Academic Search Ultimate.

The Kentucky Review (University of Kentucky Libraries)

ISSN 0191-1030 (print)

The Kentucky Review was a refereed journal published by the University of Kentucky Library Associates twice per volume. It ceased publication in 2003.

The VAD Journal (Heart & Vascular)

ISSN 2378-2706

The VAD Journal has moved to this new location:

Please refer to the new journal site for information about submissions and the journal.

The 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.

Content from previous issues published from 2014 to 2018 can be browsed by using the drop-down menu in the sidebar, and you can also navigate directly to previous content using the links below: