The Library Introduces Aperio Journals—Opening Research to the World!

Imagine an academic environment where publishers don’t charge to process articles, and students never have to pass up a course because textbooks are too expensive. The Library and the University of Virginia Press have joined forces to make the dream a reality. They’ve created Aperio—an open access publishing service dedicated to making high-quality journals, monographs, textbooks, and other online educational resources available immediately, for free, to anyone!

Aperio Journals is the Library’s first publication service, breaking through the barriers standing in the way of scholarly communication:

  • Consulting with editors to eliminate or drastically reduce article processing charges
  • Using Creative Commons Licensing to guarantee that copyright remains with the author and research remains available to readers
  • Indexing journals and assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to make scholarship as visible as possible to research communities worldwide

Articles are rigorously peer-reviewed. Aperio’s editors are distinguished experts in their fields, committed to guidelines of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE), and are supported by Aperio’s feature-rich platform, which provides management, production, and design assistance.

The Latin verb aperio means disclose, unveil, reveal, make known. Aperio is currently accepting proposals for new journals, ready to unveil your research to the world.

If you would like to start a journal or transfer one for which you are an editor or board member, please fill out a journal proposal form. If you’re interested in publishing other content (e.g. conference proceedings, textbooks, open educational resources), or would like to use the Ubiquity Conference Management System, please send an expression of interest. Send proposals and expressions of interest to publish@virginia.edu; Aperio will follow up proposals that are accepted with a request for additional information.

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