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Digital Publishing at Penn: Digital Journals and Open Access

A guide to developing short and long-form digital scholarly publications.

Digital Journals Consultations

Penn faculty and students interested in developing a digital journal may schedule a consultation to discuss publication paths with university presses.

Consultations can cover advising on: 

- Publication scope

- Platform decisions

- Selecting digital tools and enhancements 

- Putting together an editorial board

- Establishing editorial workflows

- Peer review

- Accessibility

- Preservation 

Digital Journals Publishing

Penn Libraries has many resources for supporting multimodal and digital journals, both for starting a new journal or for transitioning an existing journal to a digital format. 

There are currently two main options for publishing digital journals supported by Penn Libraries:

- Scholarly Commons: The institutional repository with features for creating a home page for your journal, depositing PDFs of journal content, organizing by issue, and publishing open access. 

- Manifold: A multimodal digital publishing platform with the ability to embed video, audio, and image files, integrate interactive tools, organize by issue, and publish open access.  

Digital Journals Portfolio

Digital Journals currently supported by Penn Libraries: 

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