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E-Journal Examples

Browse Online Journals published with Digital Commons at other universities

I want to make an e-journal, now what?

Getting Started:

If you are interested in starting an e-journal for your department, school, organization, etc., please contact  the Project Coordinator of DigitalCommons@Fairfield at

E-journals in DigitalCommons@Fairfield

The DigitalCommons@Fairfield E-journal functionality provides the opportunity for any department, school or group on campus to publish an E-journal. 

Advantages of this include:

  1. Journal submission software which makes it easy for authors to submit articles
  2. A fully customizable interface that allows the journal to create a unique look and feel.
  3. A well-structured site including journal structures that include volumes, issues, etc.
  4. Full-text indexing by bepress and search options that include browsing the issues, simple searches within the journal and full-text searching of the content.
  5. Flexibility of the system allows the creation of open access journals or a journal by subscription.
  6. A full fledged workflow for editors and reviewers and contributors that makes the publishing process easy.

If you are interested in starting an e-journal for your department, school, organization, etc., please contact the Project Coordinator of DigitalCommons@Fairfield at


What is Open Access?

Open access in journal publishing means it is "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions".

What does this mean to you?:

  • Open access increases access to articles, especially to those with limited journal budgets and to those who are in remote locations.  This is especially useful for distance learning initiatives.
  • In creating an open access journal, you have control over whether or not an author retains copyright, but traditionally, open access journals allow the author to retain their copyright.
  • The DigitalCommons@Fairfield e-journal functionally allows the journals to offer open access to its contents.

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Problems Solved:

The DigitalCommons@Fairfield e-journal functionality replaces many issues found in traditional publishing models including:

  • Publishing costs are prohibitive which makes starting new journals difficult - this is resolved by eliminating most of the overhead involved in traditional publishing.
  • The audience is more limited in traditional publishing because of the nature of subscription and constantly increasing costs.