121 SPEC Kit 357: Libraries, Presses, and Publishing
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LIBRARIES
ThinkIR Journal Proposal/Intake Form
http://ir.library.louisville.edu/ThinkIR_journal_proposal.pdf
ThinkIR Journal Proposal/Intake Form 
University Libraries, via ThinkIR (ir.library.louisville.edu), publishes content that adheres to the following 
policies: 
Open Access
Scholarly in nature
Sponsored by a UofL department/unit
Subject to a signed Memorandum of Understanding
UofL holds the copyright for journals
UofL faculty and researchers: 
create the journals;
identify the editorial, funding, and administrative framework for publishing them;
receive University Libraries advice, expertise, and guidance in using University Libraries
technology in order to make their journals available globally.
Journal Intake Questions 
1. Why do you want to create an open access journal?
2. Is this a New or Existing journal? (Include ISSN# if existing) Choose new/existing ISSN#one
3. What are the plans/goals for this journal?
7. Please describe your intended audience.
8. What are your plans for recruiting content?
4. What is the journal’s proposed title?
Note: We strongly suggest NOT using UofL at the beginning of any title!
5. Do you currently hold or plan to seek trademark protection for this title?
6. What other journals exist for this subject area?
Please refer to Journal Essentials and Journal Makeover for best practices.
Yes No
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