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 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.

ePublications of Emerging Medical Research Scholars (College of Medicine)

The ePublications of Emerging Medical Research Scholars (eMRS) is an online student-driven medical research publication devoted to publishing research reports submitted by students in training in the health-care field. As a publication run by students who have leadership roles in the editorial board, it is housed in the University of Kentucky’s UKnowledge repository and is open access without publishing or page charges. Articles may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed by a motivated student reviewer panel supported by a large number of faculty experts who volunteer as associate editors. Rapid processing by the student editorial board aided by faculty in editorial positions accelerates the timeline from submission to publication.

While serving as a platform to showcase the work of our emerging scholars, eMRS also serves to train the student to professionally critique medical literature submitted for publication. The types of articles eMRS publishes include:

  • Original research reports
  • Review articles
  • Technical reports
  • Case reports
  • Editorials
  • Opinion pieces

Ex-Patt Magazine (Patterson School of Diplomacy and 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

Welcome to the Journal

The Journal of Appalachian Health (“JAH”) is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access journal centered on the health and well-being of people living in the 13-state, 423-county region of Appalachia—and in other resource-limited settings. The Journal is available without charge to authors and readers, who are welcome to use the information within it to improve well-being across the region and in comparable regions across the globe. We work from within the region to publish information by and for the people of Appalachia.

Founded in 2019, JAH was the culmination of efforts by Doug Scutchfield, Charlotte Seidman, Erin Haynes, Robert Shapiro, and others to create the first peer-reviewed outlet focused specifically on public health issues affecting the people of Appalachia.

Today, the Journal welcomes timely research, media reviews, commentary, and other pieces covering health-impacting topics and practical work to promote well-being in the Appalachian Region (and in comparable regions). JAH encourages submissions from academics, students, and practitioners alike to build a robust and interdisciplinary hub of the latest peer-reviewed research and evidence-based good practice. To begin a submission, please visit our submissions page.

A Gold Open Access (Gold OA) journal, JAH is 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.

Journal of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences (Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences)

The Journal of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences (JPNS) is a student-led initiative of the Nutritional and Pharmacology Students Association (NSPS) at University of Kentucky. JPNS publishes bi-annual articles on the themes: new methods/techniques, monographs (short review/rapid communications), teaching and learning moments, and summary of scientific articles.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Kaleidoscope (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.

Kentucky Undergraduate Journal for the Health Humanities (Lewis Honors College)

The Kentucky Undergraduate Journal for the Health Humanities (KUJHH) publishes expert-reviewed research, scholarship, and art of undergraduate students enrolled at any Kentucky institution.

As our motto "Research from an Aerial View" suggests, students from all universities, backgrounds, and disciplines are welcome and may submit work from their unique perspectives to demonstrate the various kinds of creativity the Health Humanities inspires.

What is the Health Humanities?

The Health Humanities is an interdisciplinary study that analyzes how humanistic disciplines (arts, literature, law, history, philosophy/ethics, etc.) inform or intersect with health care and health-related subjects. We encourage students to submit work that showcases how their areas of interest relate to health and the humanities . This approach seeks to promote conversations that will lead to greater respect for disciplines outside of one’s own and to create policies for the betterment of human health and well-being in Kentucky and beyond.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

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.