Open Access Journals: Pacific University Publishing


Faculty and staff at Pacific University are actively involved in publishing open access journals.  To learn more about each journal, visit the links below.


Essays in Philosophy

Essays in Philosophy publishes philosophical papers of quality which the editors believe will make a contribution to the literature on a certain topic. The journal holds to no specific school of thought, mode of philosophizing, or style of writing. Each issue of the journal is devoted to a specific topic.

Publisher: Pacific University Library


Interface: The Journal of Education, Community, and Values

Interface is the official journal of the Berglund Center for Internet Studies at Pacific University. The journal builds on the Center's mission of facilitating both theoretical discussion and practical action relating to the impact of the Internet upon individuals and their communities worldwide. The audience for the journal is a very broad one, including all those interested in the impact of the Internet.

Publisher: Berglund Center for Internet Studies

HIP: Health and Interprofessional Practice

Health and Interprofessional Practice is dedicated to increasing the availability of high-quality evidence to inform patient care and practitioner education from an interprofessional perspective. HIP is aimed at academics, practitioners and student-practitioners who seek to become more knowledgeable and skilled at working with providers in other health disciplines for the purpose of providing compassionate, quality, integrated care to diverse patient populations.

Publisher: Pacific University Library

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

JLSC is a quarterly, peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives. JLSC provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship.

Publisher: Pacific University Library

International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

The International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities is dedicated to the publication of outstanding scholarship by undergraduates and their mentors from academic institutions of higher learning. Although the Journal is primarily intended for scholarly work from institutions in the Pacific Northwest, submissions from outside the region will also be considered. The Journal accepts submissions of research articles, fiction, poetry, photography, videos, and other creative works from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. (This journal was formerly published under the title Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.)

Publisher: Pacific University Library

Res Cogitans

Res Cogitans publishes selected papers presented at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. The Conference provides an annual forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Since 1997, almost 1000 students from nearly 250 schools across the country and the globe have participated in the conference. All of the participants are undergraduate students, with the exception of the annual keynote address by a renowned philosopher. Past keynote speakers have included Paul Churchland, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Keith Lehrer, Catherine Elgin, John Perry, Hubert Dreyfus, Jerry Fodor, and Alvin Plantinga.

Publisher: Pacific University Library

Is it possible to start a new open access journal in my discipline?

If you are interested in starting a new open access journal, contact Isaac Gilman, Scholarly Communications and Research Services Librarian, at or 503-352-7209.

Journals published through Pacific University Library's publishing platform must be formally affiliated with, or managed by, Pacific University faculty.