Open Access Week: Journal Publishing from the University of Windsor

Happy Open Access Week!

One of the ways that the Leddy Library supports making access free to the reader, is by the support and hosting of scholarly journals, including openly licensed ones. The Leddy Library provides software, support and hosting services for academic journals, monographs, and conferences that manage the process from submission to publication.

We currently host the following journals:

INFORMAL LOGIC is a peer reviewed journal publishing articles and reviews on topics related to reasoning and argumentation in theory and practice. It is deliberately multi-disciplinary, welcoming theoretical and empirical research from any pertinent field, including, but not restricted to, philosophy, rhetoric, communication, linguistics, psychology, artificial intelligence, education, law.



Consistent with its history and mandate and in light of previous suggestions by SSHRC, THE WINDSOR YEARBOOK OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE has sought to ensure that published articles move beyond doctrinal analysis of law. While analysis of legal texts and developments in legal interpretation are by no means eschewed, the Editors acknowledged the extraordinary wealth of scholarship about access to justice (rather than access to legal institutions) in the discourses of anthropology, philosophy, social history, classics and literary criticism. The Editors intend to continue efforts to tap the potential of such scholarship for the Yearbook and value papers that draw upon social science and other non-doctrinal sources of legal scholarship.

Within that rubric, the Yearbook encourages scholarship in new or under-theorized areas of access to justice scholarship. As our article justification points out, we have recently published articles in areas such as transnational law and justice as well as critical race theory, consistent with our philosophy that Access to justice begins with an underlying of who, how, when and why groups and individuals remain unequal in law, the legal order and legal institutions (including law faculties). The Editors have made a special effort to support scholarship from Aboriginal and women scholars as well as emerging scholars.


The JOURNAL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING is an international, peer-reviewed journal. The journal seeks manuscripts that provide a critical examination of historical and contemporary educational contexts. The journal publishes original research that contributes to theoretical and applied questions in teaching and learning. These may include: issues related to indigenous education, gender, class, race, ethnicity and diversity, educational policy, teacher education, educational leadership, and theories of teaching and learning. The journal also welcomes critical and exploratory essays that focus on current educational issues. The JTL is published twice a year. Submissions are anonymously peer-reviewed.

The JOURNAL OF EMERGING FORENSIC RESEARCH (JEFSR) is committed to original research in the diverse disciplines of Forensic Sciences. JEFSR publishes one volume annually with two issues each year, June and December. Each issuce includes novel Research papers, Forensic case studies and reports and technical notes papers highligting the newer and ever emerging fields of Forensic Sciences .The Proceedings of the Annual Trends in Forensic Sciences (TIFS) Conference are published in the June issue.


COLLECTED ESSAYS ON LEARNING AND TEACHING (CELT) publishes peer-reviewed scholarly and practice-based articles associated with the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). The intent is to challenge conference presenters to convert the essence of their peer-reviewed sessions into essay form for a wide readership interested in teaching improvement practices in higher education. CELT is indexed in ERIC, the database of the Education Resources Information Center.


PhaenEx is an online journal affiliated with the Canadian based international Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture / Théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques (EPTC/TCEP).Our intent is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for original research in theory or culture from existential or phenomenological perspectives, broadly construed. This includes but is not restricted to philosophical and critical inquiries related to art, literature, science, technology, popular culture, religion, gender and sexuality, applied moral issues and social relations, as well as the history of continental philosophy itself. Submissions in both French and English are encouraged and all submissions are subject to peer review.

PhaenEx is a bi-annual publication: there is a Spring/Summer Open Issue, and a Fall/Winter Special Topics Issue. For each Open Issue the Editorial Executive welcomes submissions from authors both in and outside EPTC/TCEP. Typically, the Special Topics Issue is derived from a recent EPTC/TCEP panel session. Submissions are not limited to panel participants. PhaenEx is indexed regularly in the Philosopher's Index and is registered with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


We are partners with the Public Knowledge Project who produce open source software called Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP). OJS & OMP provide users with workflow management and publishing platforms tailored for journals and books that manages users, submissions, review, emails and notifications, publication, and indexing for discovery. All of our OJS journals and OMP monograph series are hosted on servers at Scholars Portal along with other institutions in Ontario. Our host Scholars Portal ensures long term preservation and archiving of our journals.

If you're starting or moving a journal or book series or running a conference and want provide access to and preserve that content, please let us know by contacting Mita Williams via

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