Journal Publishing Partnerships

Through its programs of Digital Scholarship, the Columbia University Libraries partner with scholars across the Columbia University community to provide platforms for the publication of scholarship and the results of its research. The Columbia University Libraries journal publishing program supports broad access to scholarly information and the rights of authors to retain the copyright to their work, and a program of scholarly sharing and reuse that encourage the broadest use and impact of published findings.

Columbia Libraries Publication Partnerships: Platforms and Services

The Columbia University Libraries invite proposals for partnerships with Columbia scholars who seek support in the creation or continuation of electronic scholarly journals and other online scholarly formats. To reach the Columbia Libraries with a proposal for publication partnership please complete a short online questionnaire.

The Columbia Libraries provide technical support and consultation in the onboarding and maintainence of publications:
  • Publication platform and editorial collaboration support and training for Open Journals System, WordPress, Jekyll/Ed
  • Hosting at a domain
  • Consultations and support for journals administration: including advisement on author agreements, copyright and content licensing, peer review workflows, and more
  • Preservation of open, published content in the Columbia’s research repository, Academic Commons
  • Access to publication analytics data
  • Publication registration with relevant catalogs and indexes [e.g., WorldCat, Columbia Library’s Online Catalog (CLIO), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)]
  • Accessibility to persistent, unique identifiers for published content (e.g., DOI) to facilitate publication citability

Sample Partner Publications


Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements is an open access, rigorously peer-reviewed academic journal for the publication of scientific and research findings and innovations about tremor and hyperkinetic disorders.

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The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, a student publication produced at Columbia University School of Law, publishes interdisciplinary works rooted in feminist inquiry with the aim of promoting dialogue, debate, and awareness that broadens the concept of feminism as one that critically engages multiple and varied forms of social hierarchy and power differentials and their relation to the law.

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Current Musicology is a leading journal for scholarly research on music, publishing articles and book reviews in the fields of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and philosophy of music. The journal was founded in 1965 by graduate students at Columbia University as a semiannual review.

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sx archipelagos is a born-digital articulation of the Small Axe Project. It is a peer-reviewed publication platform devoted to creative exploration, debate, and critical thinking about and through digital practices in contemporary scholarly and artistic work in and on the Caribbean. The mission of sx archipelagos is to discern the ways in which the digital may enhance and transform our comprehension of the regional and diasporic Caribbean. sx archipelagos responds to this challenge with three distinct dimensions of critical production: scholarly essays; digital scholarship projects; and digital project reviews.

Meet with Peers and Colleagues to Learn More

To talk with the libraries about starting a new journal or moving an existing publication, please fill out our online publication partnership questionnaire and a member of the Digital Scholarship division will be in touch. If you'd like to meet and discuss options, please reach the Columbia University Libraries at