About Us

The Scholarly Exchange® service provides to you a proven platform for your Open Access scholarly journal.

The Scholarly Exchange® service is offered to the global research community to foster and encourage Open Access to scholarly research. Using a low-cost hardware and software hosting platform, the Scholarly Exchange® service removes the barriers to academic journal publishing by offering a open source publishing system that is both feature-rich and easy-to-use. The Scholarly Exchange® service has been administered by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh since August 1, 2012. We are a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) as well as the Public Knowledge Project (PKP).

Affordable and Sustainable

Open Access Publishing

The Scholarly Exchange® service provides to you a proven platform for your new open access scholarly journal.

Publishing System

We use a feature-rich publishing platform that allows journals to fully manage the administrative and editorial aspects of their journal. We also make sure your content never gets lost by providing daily backups.


Open Access

We are committed to providing research communities a low-barrier resource to share knowledge and ideas through open and responsible collaboration.


Low Cost

Set-up and start your journal risk free with no service fees for the first year. Subsequent year service fees are kept low to ensure you can focus on your journal content and not the cost of producing it.


Quick Startup

Starting a Scholarly Exchange® hosted journal begins with a proposal form and, once submitted, you could be working on creating content within a month.