Journal Publishing and Hosting

What we provide

The Leddy Library provides software, support and hosting services for academic journals, monographs, and conferences that manage the process from submission to publication. If you're starting or moving a journal or book series or running a conference and want provide access to and preserve that content let us know!

We are partners with the Public Knowledge Project who produce open source software called Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP). OJS & OMP provide users with workflow management and publishing platforms tailored for journals and books that manages users, submissions, review, emails and notifications, publication, and indexing for discovery. Our conference publishing platform is hosted through our Digital Commons repository, Scholarship at UWindsor.

Traning and Setup
The Leddy Library will work with journal managers to initially setup your journal/monograph/conference in OJS/OMP/Scholarship and help with the process of moving print back issues online. We also will help to train managers and organizers to use our software so that they can ultimately manage the publications on their own.

Secure Hosting
All of our OJS journals and OMP monograph series are hosted on servers at Scholars Portal along with other institutions in Ontario. As hosts Scholars Portal ensures long term preservation and archiving of your journal. Conference Publications are hosted and preserved through our Institutional repository, Scholarship at UWindsor.

The Leddy Library can provide ongoing support should questions arise in conjunction with techincal support staff  at Scholars Portal.

To ensure that we are providing access to and supporting to high quality scholarly content, journals are required to have an editor and an editorial board composed of relevant experts in the field. Journals must have a clearly defined review process which may be editorial review or blind or double blind peer review. In order for your journal to be included in the Directory of Open Access Journals it must meet the requirements listed here: An editorial or peer review process must be in place for submission of open access monographs to Google Books and the Directory of Open Access Books.

Get Started!

UWindsor faculty members interested in journal, monograph or conference publishing you can get started by contacting Mita Williams ( or contact your library liasion.