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.

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.