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Starting a journal

What kind of support does McGill Library provide?

McGill Library will:

  • install and provide access to OJS software, waiving all fees
  • evaluate and install upgrades
  • offer initial training workshop on OJS management
  • acquire an ISSN for your journal
  • acquire a URL for your journal within the “” domain

We will also provide consultative services related to issues of:

What do I need to do to get started?

Step 1: Confirm your journal meets our PDF icon eligibility_criteria_for_journals_published_by_mcgill_library.pdf

Step 2:Review the information above to see if our services meet your journal’s needs.

Step 3: Fill out our questionnaire (for existing journals that wish to migrate to the OJS use this questionnaire)

Step 4: Email the form to escholarship.library [at]

After that the library will contact you to set up an initial meeting to go over any questions and discuss the next steps.

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