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.

Ariel (Hispanic Studies)

ISSN 0895-8920

Ariel was a biannual journal organized and edited by the graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Italian of the University of Kentucky and is sponsored by the Spanish and Italian Graduate Student Association. This journal was dedicated to fostering scholarship among graduate students in the areas of Hispanic and Hispanic-American languages and literature. Ariel included articles from graduate students. It ceased publication in 1994.

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.

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

ARC Releases The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from 2015–2019 Showing Improving Trends and Economic Vulnerabilities Prior to COVID-19

"The Chartbook” features more than 300,000 data points on Appalachia’s economy, income, employment, education, and other indicators to serve as future baseline for COVID-19 analysis.

WASHINGTON DC, June 10, 2021—Data from the 11th annual update of The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2015–2019 American Community Survey, released today, indicate that Appalachia was improving in educational attainment, higher income, and reduced poverty prior to COVID, yet continued to lag behind the rest of the nation in broadband access, population health, and other key indicators. Drawing from the latest American Community Survey and comparable Census Population Estimates available as of 2019, the report, also known as “The Chartbook,” contains more than 300,000 data points on Appalachia’s regional, subregional, state, and county levels with comparisons to the rest of the nation. Though the Chartbook data were collected pre-COVID, the report will offer a reliable benchmark and comprehensive base of comparison when COVID-related data become available.

"The annual data shared in The Chartbook play an important role in helping policymakers and other ARC partners make informed and effective development decisions to transform the economic health of Appalachia,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin. “While we were encouraged by the pre-COVID-19 data pointing to improvements in educational attainment, reduced poverty, and increased income in certain parts of our Region, it is essential that we keep a pulse on how the pandemic impacted our Region—and we must pivot to meet the needs of our residents accordingly. Regardless of the improvements we see, The Chartbook points to key areas—such as lagging broadband access and increased health vulnerabilities—that make our Region even more susceptible to the domino effect of COVID-19, especially in the rural communities of Appalachia.”

In addition to the written report, ARC has also released companion web pages on Appalachia’s population and age, employment, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, and rural Appalachian counties compared the rest of rural America’s counties

About the Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission ( is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation

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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Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law (Law Journals)

ISSN 1070-4833

This collection archives volumes of the Journal of Mineral Law & Policy and the Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law. For current content published on this topic, please see Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law.

The Journal of Mineral Law & Policy (JMLP) was approved by an unanimous vote of the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Law in January 1984. JMLP was created in recognition of the important role the mining and mineral industry has in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the long-standing need of legal practitioners specializing in mineral law for a periodical designed specifically to address legal issues involving mining and minerals. The establishment of JMLP was also a recognition of the need to provide law students with an opportunity to become familiar with and be trained in the many various aspects of mineral law. JMLP was a multi-disciplinary periodical published biannually that presented articles, surveys, notes, and comments pertaining to the mining and mineral industries.

On July 1, 1992, JMLP became the Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law (JNREL). The name change reflected a desire to expand the journal's base of authors, contributors, and subscribers. It was intended to expand the Journal's scope of coverage to include all natural resources and environmental issues. During the spring of 2009, JNREL became the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) to reflect the journal's dedication to addressing legal issues in the fields of equine and agricultural law while also continuing to produce scholarship on natural resources law.

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.

Progress in Scale Modeling, an International Journal (Research for Technology Development)

ISSN 2693-969X

Progress in Scale Modeling, an International Journal (PSMIJ), an open access scholarly journal based at the University of Kentucky Institute of Research for Technology Development, publishes new experimental, numerical, and theoretical results of scale modeling. PSMIJ provides an open forum for researchers and users of scale modeling to share and discuss current challenges and progress. See the Aims & Scope page for more information.

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.

Articles published from 2014 through 2018 are archived on this site and remain available for download.