Open Journals @ Waterloo

The Waterloo Library provides a free open access journal publishing service using the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) journal management and publishing framework.

The Open Journals service provides Waterloo researchers with:

  • Easy to configure journal templates

  • Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal issues and articles.

  • Online submissions management

  • Local and community support

The Waterloo Library is committed to supporting open access at the University of Waterloo. The Library currently hosts:

Who can use this service:

  • Current students
    • Current undergraduate students
    • Current graduate students
  • Future students
    • Future undergraduate students
    • Future graduate students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

How to request this service:

To discuss contact: 

William Roy
Digital Repository Scholarship Specialist
University of Waterloo Library
(519) 888-4567 ext. 30133

Support for this service:

We provide hosting for your open access journal, the technical infrastructure, basic initial training on the OJS platform, and ongoing technical support. 

Service category:


Free journal hosting on the OJS platform is available for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty.

request help

Help Desk Information


519-888-4567 x32405


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Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Closed

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