What is Open Access?

Open Access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.Works are still covered by copyright law, but Open Access terms apply to allow sharing and reuse.

Open Access is compatible with the features and services of scholarly literature and communication, including:

Open Access does not mean an "open door" for publication. All major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on the importance of peer review. Adapted from Peter Suber's "A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access"

— From the University of Pittsburgh Lib Guides. Originally adapted from Peter Suber's"A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access."

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.