Getting Started

Please be sure to follow the steps on our Sign Up page.

Before you can begin using the Scholarly Exchange® service you must submit a journal proposal, have it accepted, and sign the service agreement. We're happy to answer any questions you have about the application process. Just contact us!

Domain Name Setup

Each journal or society must register and maintain its own domain name. The journal always retains full control of of this URL.

Some notes about domain names:

The domain name and the journal title may need to be different if a domain you'd like to use has already been registered. To create a unique domain, you can always add 'journal' to the domain name or abbreviate portions of the journal title in the domain name. The Web site "Lookup" search feature is a resource that allows you to look up URLs to determine whether they are in use or available.

Please note, many places where you buy a domain name also offer hosting or offer the domain as a package with their hosting service. Scholarly Exchange® service provides your hosting so only the domain needs to be purchased.

These services are free for the first year while you get your journal started and then $750 USD per year thereafter.

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.