• September 28, 2022

    Technology and Regulation registered in DOAJ

    The journal Technology and Regulation (TechReg) has been registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals. This means the journal meets DOAJ’s strict requirements and quality criteria. TechReg is an international journal of law, technology and society, with an interdisciplinary identity. It provides an online platform for disseminating original research on the legal and regulatory challenges posed by existing and emerging technologies (and their applications). TechReg is published in collaboration with Open Press TiU.

  • September 19, 2022

    Openjournals at Open Science Festival 2022

    The second Dutch edition of the Open Science Festival was held on 1 September, at the Vrije Universiteit. Openjournals attended and presented a workshop on diamond open access publishing in cooperation with Radboud University Press and TU Delft Open Publishing. The Open Science Festival provided an opportunity to learn about the many aspects of open science and the numerous initiatives in this field. The large turnout and participation of minister Robbert Dijkgraaf clearly showed the broad enthusiasm for open science in the Netherlands.

  • August 23, 2022

    New Journal: Passion

    We are delighted to present a new journal on openjournals: Passion: Journal of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotion is the bi-annual journal of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotion (EPSSE). It aims to bring together thoughts and ideas about affect and emotion from all areas of philosophy, such as the metaphysics, phenomenology, sociology, ethics, politics, and (cognitive) science of emotion. Passion is not limited to representing one tradition of philosophical thought. The journal welcomes papers from all philosophical traditions including (but not limited to) analytic, continental, experimental, feminist and non-Western philosophy. Although primarily philosophical, Passion will also publish high-quality interdisciplinary work on emotions and related topics. The journal will also regularly publish special issues on various emotion-related themes.

  • July 13, 2022

    New journal: Aesthetic Investigations

    The journal Aesthetic Investigations is now available on The journal is published on behalf of the Dutch Association of Aesthetics. The aim of this journal is to develop contemporary debates in the philosophy of aesthetics, and initiate new ones—and to do this from any available angle. Aesthetic Investigations is open to any contributions, but to generate new discussions the journal also issues specific calls. The journal started publication in 2015 and earlier volumes are also available on openjournals.

  • July 6, 2022

    Openjournals joins PKP Sprint 2022

    The openjournals team participated in the PKP Sprint 2022 in Helsinki on 15 and 16 June. PKP (Public Knowledge Project) is the organisation that develops the open source software for the Open Journals Systems (OJS). This software is used by the openjournals platforms and by more than 25,000 scientific journals worldwide.

    During a sprint, developers and users come together to discuss a number of problems or wishes and devise and develop a solution on the spot. In addition, this sprint was an opportunity to exchange experiences with representatives of other national platforms or journal editors. More and more universities and other scientific organisations are taking the publication process into their own hands in order to contribute to open science.

  • June 27, 2022

    New journal: Tijdschrift voor Onderwijspraktijkstudies (TOPS)

    On 3 June, the new journal Tijdschrift voor Onderwijspraktijkstudies (TOPS) was launched during a festive online meeting. TOPS publishes articles for anyone with an interest in practice-based research and its added value for educational practice. TOPS focuses on reaching educational researchers, current and future teachers and school leaders, administrators, teacher trainers and policymakers. Articles in TOPS are aimed at all sectors of (special) education, primary and secondary schools, vocational schools, universities of applied sciences and higher education.

  • May 18, 2022

    Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics registered in DOAJ

    The “Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics” has been accepted for registration by the “Directory of Open Access Journals” ( DOAJ’s mission is to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals. DOAJ registration is regarded as an important and widely accepted quality stamp and therefore this (future) registration is a requirement for journals hosted on openjournals. The DOAJ website contains a detailed list of criteria for inclusion of journals.

  • May 11, 2022

    New journal: Ecclesial Futures

    The journal Ecclesial Futures is available at openjournals since May 12 2022. This journal publishes research and theological reflections on development and change in local Christian communities and the systems that support them. Ecclesial Futures is an international and ecumenical journal that takes an interdisciplinary approach to theological research and reflections. The journal was previously published by Wipf and Stock Publishers and those volumes are now also available via openjournals.

  • April 22, 2022

    Joys of Google Analytics

    With Google Analytics, editors can gain insight into the reading behaviour of their audience. Editors can find out how well articles are read, which subjects arouse the most interest and where readers come from. Installing Google Analytics in a journal website is relatively easy, but it does require a Gmail account. We will soon distribute a short instruction so that editors can set up this tool themselves.

  • April 21, 2022

    Special Collections

    It is possible to bundle selected articles as a special collection (or special issue). For example, articles that deal with the same subject, but which were published in different issues. Or articles that are all linked to a conference. A number of journals on openjournals make use of these possibilities, such as  Historical Life Course Studies, LIBER Quarterly and Journal for the History of Knowledge. Should you be interested to use this feature for your journal, do not hesitate to contact the open journals team.

  • April 8, 2022

    Journal Handelingen added to

    The journal Handelingen has recently joined the openjournals platform. Handelingen makes a valuable contribution to the professional practice of pastors, spiritual counsellors and other academics who wish to deepen their reflection on the religious and philosophical aspects of their own professional practice. The journal has existed for about 50 years and until now had limited online access. The journal is now published by Radboud University Press as a diamond open access publication, via the openjournals platform.

  • March 4, 2022

    Portico en PKP PN

    To ensure the sustainable preservation of articles, openjournals archives all articles published on the platform at both Portico and the PKP Preservation Network. Both archives services store all articles in a dark archive, an archive that is not searchable and public. A dark archive becomes publicly accessible only after a so-called trigger event has occurred. An example of a trigger event is the discontinuation of a magazine.

  • February 27, 2022

    Publication ethics

    Transparency is important for modern scientific journals and this includes a statement on publication ethics, on the journal website. In this statement, an editorial staff states the policy with regard to authorship, intellectual property, availability of research data, as well as a description of complaints procedures. Increasingly, indexing services, for example, pay attention to the availability of such a statement. But it is of course also pleasant for authors and readers if this is properly arranged. Openjournals can advise.

  • Open journal platforms in other countries

    The platform has existed for one year now. There are many other countries where a similar platform exists. For example in Finland, Denmark and France. National, well-organised services where scientists can make their work available to readers easily and without barriers. In many countries, a good infrastructure is being created to publish science open access, also for books or other information sources. A good development!

  • February 16, 2022

    Indexing services

    It is important for academic journals to reach an interested audience. In that process, indexing services such as Web-of-Science (Clarivate) and Scopus (Elsevier) play an important role. These services use sophisticated search engines to present readers papers of interest. Sometimes journals have to apply for inclusion in their databases. Moreover, some services apply stringent criteria and a lengthy review process. Openjournals can assist in starting this application process.

  • February 1, 2022

    New website

    Openjournals recently launched its new website. This new website allows us to inform you better about developments at openjournals, such as new services, advice to editors and introducing new journals on our platform. We would love to hear your opinion or your suggestions for improvements.

  • December 6, 2021

    Radboud University Press

    Last October, Radboud University Press, the new diamond open access publishing house of Radboud University, was festively opened. The university publishing house aims to publish both journals and books in full open access. The diamond open access model of Radboud University Press made openjournals the preferred partner for hosting the academic journals at no cost to the author or reader. Currently, Revue Relief and Religie & Maatschappij are already published at openjournals. We congratulate Radboud University Press on its official launch and look forward to further collaboration.

  • December 5, 2021


    Twitter is a widely used social medium within academic circles. In short messages, researchers alert each other to new articles, findings, conferences, call for papers and more. This makes Twitter an ideal platform for scientific journals to collect copy, tip off interested parties about new publications and engage in a conversation with the readership. In addition to openjournals themselves, several OJ journals are also on twitter:


    Openjournals also offers a personalized introduction into Twitter and the tools to get your journal hooked up to academic Twitter. Make an appointment for this by emailing

  • July 4, 2021

    DOAJ Admission Requirements

    The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is the largest independent database of information on OA journals.  All journals on should be registered or applying for registration with DOAJ. Journals must meet strict requirements to be accepted by DOAJ. For example, a clear description of the journal, its editors and the editorial process must be described on the website. Furthermore, a journal must publish at least 5 articles per year. More information about the admission requirements can be found at this link.