Open Access Journals at IU Indianpolis is a service provided by IU Indianapolis University Library intended to support faculty, staff, students, and affiliated partners in producing their own open access scholarly journals. See a complete list of our journals below. This service runs on the Open Journal Systems (OJS), a widely-used platform for open access publishing developed by the Public Knowledge Project.

For documentation on how to use OJS, please see the PKP documentation: Learning OJS.


  • Advances in Social Work

    Advances in Social Work is a peer-reviewed journal committed to enhancing the linkage among social work practice, research, and education. Accordingly, the journal addresses current issues, challenges, and responses facing social work practice and education globally. The journal invites discussion and development of innovations in social work practice and their implications for social work research and education. Advances in Social Work seeks to publish empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of social work including clinical practice, community organization, social administration, social policy, planning, and program evaluation.

  • Dialogues in Music Therapy Education

    Dialogues in Music Therapy Education (DMTE) aims to highlight critical conversations around, and innovations in, music therapy education and clinical training through the dissemination of creative and scholarly works. The journal publishes qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, arts based, philosophical, theoretical, and historical research. DMTE also welcomes letters to the editor, creative works, book reviews, and resource sharing materials. The journal seeks to center the voices of formal and informal educators, students, and those whose perspectives have historically been marginalized. In selecting an open access journal format, we affirm that dialogues can only occur when knowledge, experience, and expertise are freely and equitably shared.

  • Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment

    The Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) is an open access online journal. This peer-reviewed periodical was created with the intent to serve the public health profession and encourage health in all policies. The journal strives to give expression to health impact assessment research and scholarship to serve public health and planning professionals.


    ENGAGE! is committed to advancing the field of community engaged research (CER) and community based participatory research (CBPR) in urban settings, nationally and internationally. The journal addresses current issues, and challenges, facing urban communities. The journal provides a forum for community scholars and university scholarly exchange of research findings ideas that advance knowledges that make a societal impact.

  • Events and Tourism Review

    Events and Tourism Review (ETR) is a universal journal for events, tourism and hospitality research and reviews. It intends to provide a global platform for innovative and applied studies that make a significant contribution to the practice and development of events and tourism products and services. ETR publishes and promotes up-to-date quality research and review papers. It also serves as a unique forum for the publication of noteworthy case studies for professional and academic use in local, national and global communities.

  • Hypothesis: Research Journal for Health Information Professionals

    Hypothesis is the official journal of the Medical Library Association Research Caucus. The journal is open access and peer-reviewed with the purpose of providing the Research Caucus and other health information professionals with an outlet for publishing research and research-related content. This includes research papers, commenatries about a project, program or issue (e.g., Community Commentaries);  descriptions of methods (e.g., Methods Moment), reflections (e.g., Voices of Experience), rethinking how a project came together and how you (or your team) grew from the experience (e.g., Failure), and letters to the editor.


    All works in Hypothesis are licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. Authors own copyright of their articles appearing in Hypothesis. Readers may copy articles without permission of the copyright owner(s), as long as the author(s) are acknowledged in the copy, and the copy is used for educational, not-for-profit purposes. For any other use of articles, please contact the copyright owner(s). 

  • genesis Literature & Art Magazine

    The genesis Literature & Art Magazine publishes the best creative work of IUPUI students twice a year. The magazine is the second oldest student organization on campus, and has been showcasing things IUPUI students create out of thin air since 1972.

  • Indiana Health Law Review

    The Indiana Health Law Review publishes articles submitted by academics, practitioners, and students on the topics of health law and policy. The scope includes bioethics, malpractice liability, managed care, anti-trust, health care organizations, medical-legal research, legal medicine, and food and drug law.

  • Indiana International & Comparative Law Review

    The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review is a student-edited law Journal devoted to the study and analysis of current international legal issues and events.

  • Indiana Libraries

    Indiana Libraries was published from 1981 to 2016 by the Indiana Library Federation. The peer-reviewed journal focused issues important to academic, public, and school libraries in the state of Indiana.

  • Indiana Law Review

    The Indiana Law Review is a legal periodical edited and managed by students of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The primary objective of the Law Review is to serve as an informational resource for practitioners, members of the judiciary, legal scholars, and law students. This online version begins with volume 7, number 1 1973.

  • Insight: Indiana University Medical Student Research Journal

    Insight is an annual student-run medical student research journal that serves as a medium to showcase and celebrate the research excellence at Indiana University School of Medicine.

  • INTESOL Journal

    The INTESOL Journal, a professional, refereed journal, encourages submission of previously unpublished articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with language teaching and learning. As a publication that represents a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, the INTESOL Journal invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics.

  • Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice

    The Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice is a new, online, double-blind, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. The journal is published by the Islamic Seminary Foundation in partnership with IUPUI University Library. Produced annually, this journal commits itself to promoting academic and professional research about recent developments in American Muslim communities. One of the key aims of the Journal is to foster dialogue between academics, researchers, community leaders, chaplains and students regarding Islamic faith and how it is practiced in America. 

  • Journal of Civic Literacy

    The Journal of Civic Literacy invites research going well beyond simple measurements of the elements of civic literacy. We are interested in the causes and consequences of low levels of literacy, the role of public education, the comparative efficacy of available curricula and programs (what is working? why and how?), the connections between the current media environment and deficient civic understandings, and the role of civic literacy in defining ethical and trustworthy public service.

  • Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport

    The Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS) aims to increase the understanding and advancement of legal issues as applied to all aspects of sport. This peer-reviewed jorunal publishes manuscripts from a variety of disciplines, covering legal aspects relating to sport, recreation, and related fields for the purpose of informing policy, advancing the body of knowledge, and influencing decision-making. As the flagship journal of the Sports & Recreation Law Association since 1991, JLAS serves as an interdisciplinary outlet to meet the needs of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

  • Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, Improvement, and Impact

    The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, Improvement, and Impact (JSAIII) advances student affairs assessment by supporting inquiry, improvement, and impact within all student affairs functional areas. Learn more about JSAIII on the About the Journal webpage.

  • Journal of Teaching Writing

    The Journal of Teaching Writing publishes articles of interest to teachers at all grade levels, from preschool through university, that address the practices and theories which bear on our knowledge of how people learn and communicate through writing. The content reflects the spirit of inquiry which characterizes the revelation we sometimes experience when we reflect on our teaching; it enables the reader to make a connection between what happens or could happen in class and what he or she has heard, read, or wondered about in the profession.

  • Metropolitan Universities

    Metropolitan Universities journal (MUJ) is the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ (CUMU) quarterly online journal. Founded in 1990, MUJ disseminates scholarship and research relevant to urban and metropolitan universities. Readership includes those working to address issues facing modern universities and the communities they serve. Authors bring diverse institutional and professional perspectives to showcasing applications of theory and best practices to these issues.

  • New North Star: A Journal of the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

    New North Star: A Journal of the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is a peer-reviewed, semi-annual, open-access online journal, published by the Institute for American Thought. The journal features new scholarship on the activities and ideas of the nineteenth century African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the world with which he interacted.

  • The New Ray Bradbury Review

    The New Ray Bradbury Review is the online, open access journal of the Ray Bradbury Center - the Indianapolis archive and museum which is home to Ray Bradbury’s papers, correspondence files and artifacts.

    As well as presenting scholarship on Bradbury and his works, the Review’s multidisciplinary coverage encompasses four topic areas related to the values of Bradbury and the Bradbury Center: the importance of literacy, the value of libraries, the exploration of space, and freedom of the imagination.

    Past issues (no.1 to no.6) were published in print form only, and are available to purchase from our then publisher, Kent State University Press.

    Our first online issue (Issue 7) was published in August 2023, and is here:


  • Proceedings of IMPRS

    The Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) facilitates IU School of Medicine medical student participation in various medical research and experiential opportunities including laboratory, clinical, and health research outcomes and community health education. The program strives to make a wide variety of research and clinical opportunities accessible to all students, enhance intellectual inquisitiveness, and support excellence in the development of physicians, physician-scientists, and educators.

  • Proceedings of the Indianapolis Common Council and City-County Council

    This collection contains proceedings of the Indianapolis Common Council and the Indianapolis City-County Council dating from 1839-2003.  It chronicles the growth of Indianapolis from a time when it was a town of less than 3,000 people to its present status as a city of over 800,000.

  • Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science

    The Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science is the official refereed journal of the Indiana Academy of Science.  It has been in circulation since 1885.   Prior to 1990 (Vol. 99), the journal was produced as an annual publication, with many of the volumes hard bound.  Since 1990 it has been published semiannually, with all issues being paper bound.
  • PublicINReview

    We are excited to introduce to you a new online SPEA journal. This will be a forum for students to connect with practitioners in the Midwest area. This journal will bring to light issues from your area of study, discuss realistic application, and share best practices as well as lessons learned with local practitioners. In addition to student-submitted articles, the journal may include interviews of local public figures, job postings, and serve as a resource for networking opportunities, local events, presentations, and trainings in your area of interest. Please visit our SPEA website as well at

  • Sports Innovation Journal

    The Sports Innovation Journal is dedicated to exchanging the latest academic research and practical findings on all aspects of sport innovation. Sport is an increasing area of interest to innovation researchers’ due to the growth of the sports industry and its impact on other sectors of the economy. Sport is viewed as a multidisciplinary field that includes various sub-disciplines such as sport science, engineering, business, management, technology, tourism, informatics, computer science, art and design, sport for development, sociology, psychology, and philanthropy, among others.

  • Umbrella

    Umbrella is an art journal that began publication by Judith Hoffberg in 1978. The journal covers news and reviews of artist books, mail art and contemporary art and photography tradebooks. It includes interviews with leading book artists, alternative spaces as well as Fluxus artists. The journal ended print-copy publication in 2005 and moved to an online edition, 2006-2008.