The Scholarly Exchange® service emerged in 2002 to promote innovative, cost-efficient, electronic-first approaches to scholarly publishing. The Scholarly Exchange® service is a facilitator, not a publisher. Our role is to assist scholarly journals while promoting free and Open Access to scholarly knowledge. We are continuously exploring new ways to sustain e-journals and we welcome your collaboration.
The Scholarly Exchange® service plays no role in the creation of the information or its ultimate ownership and its mission is to support only in the sharing of the highest quality of scholarship, as determined by the scholars who produce it. The Scholarly Exchange® service encourages its member journals to archive their published material in university and public open archives for long-term preservation and storage.
The Scholarly Exchange® service began as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation under the Internal Revenue Code of the US Internal Revenue Service. It was founded by Julian Fisher (Harvard University), Yuwei Shi (the Monterey Institute), and Mike Sosteric (Athabasca University). In 2012, Scholarly Exchange® service was acquired by University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.