Deakin open access journals

Use open access publishing to create and share your scholarship, and connect with a global audience.

The Library hosts the following Deakin University open access journals using OJS and DRO:

Build your journal's profile

In an increasingly competitive publishing environment, where quality, reputation and brand count, it’s important for journal managers and editors to position their publications well, ensuring they are discoverable by a global audience.

We provide guidance, feedback and training for journal setup, including layout and design. You can also:

Enhance publication quality

Once your journal has been published:

For Deakin-hosted journals:

Copyright considerations:

Increase discoverability

Increase exposure of your journal by:


Social media is a rapidly growing platform for promoting journals and papers. Being proactive in this space can build your online networks and maximise exposure.

Publisher guides for increased exposure:

Track usage and engagement

Monitor readership levels, download statistics and other measures of use via:


All journals hosted by Deakin, where articles have Deakin authors, are added to the institutional repository DRO.

Deakin has also submitted the 5 openjournals@Deakin journals to be preserved by the National Library’s PANDORA archive.

openjournals@Deakin journals are also eligible to be archived via the PKP LOCKSS preservation process.

Contact us

  • Looking for a publishing partnership? We provide editorial, production, and technical services. Contact Josipa Crnic, Scholarly Services Librarian
  • Journal setup, preservation and analytics, contact Mrs Bernadette Houghton, Digitisation and Preservation Librarian