Digital Publishing Services

These services showcase student research and provide the software for publishing peer-reviewed scholarly journals from students and faculty of Northwestern University. The platform uses the Digital Commons software from bepress.

Research Collections

Research collections are dedicated websites for organizing the scholarship of specific student groups and campus units. Authors are able to upload their work for immediate publication or administrator approval. Each submission receives a stable URL and metadata to make the work discoverable online. The research collections service is available to Northwestern University student groups and campus units responsible for fostering student research.

Scholarly materials may include:

  • Research papers (capstone projects, theses, essays, case studies, lab or technical reports)
  • Presentations (slides, posters, video, audio)
  • Data (any digital file format)

Faculty and graduate students interested in publishing working papers or creating research collections should visit Arch | Northwestern University's Institutional Repository.

Journal Publications

The journal publication service offers a robust software suite of editorial and publishing tools for peer-reviewed journals edited by Northwestern University students or faculty. These tools include online hosting, manuscript management workflows, coordinating peer-review, maintaining communications between authors and editors, and publishing within a volume and issue structure. Each journal’s website can utilize custom logos and branding. All journals can be registered for an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and indexed with other open access journals. Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are also available for journal articles for persistent linking. Journals must be managed by an editorial board and an editor-in-chief. Additional services include establishing journal policies, training on effective publishing workflows, and marketing assistance for recruiting submissions from potential authors.

Terms of Use

Please review our Terms of Use section on the Frequently Asked Questions page.