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MRU Journal System

This journal hosting service is provided by the Mount Royal University Library and is available to all MRU faculty, students, staff, administrators, centres, institutes, or affiliated community members who are interested in publishing their open access journal.

Journal Hosting Service

Through our partnership with the University of Alberta Libraries' publishing program, MRU journals benefit from several value-added services including:

No-fee journal hosting using the Open Journal Systems publishing platform, supporting diamond open access model (no fees for authors or readers)

Registration of ISSNs through Library and Archives Canada. Article-level metadata and DOIs through CrossRef.

LOCKSS archival preservation through the PKP Preservation Network

Assistance to journal managers and editors with journal set-up, maintenance and management

Getting Started

Prospective journals, conference proceedings, or other publications will be affiliated with MRU and meet some basic inclusion criteria. Please review the Memorandum of Understanding before contacting us. Also, we encourage you to engage in some preliminary research and planning around how to be successful with your journal.

For more information and to discuss your proposal please contact or your subject librarian.

Propose a Journal

Open Journal Systems (OJS) training and guides

Journal publishing resources


Hosted Journals

Ancient Lanka

Ancient Lanka is a collaboratively peer reviewed and collaboratively edited open access publication that explores Sri Lanka’s past. Following a flexible publication frequency Ancient Lanka uses a multidisciplinary approach in its development of content that is of interest to academics and the general public. Invited reports on excavations, surveys, material and commentary related to reconstructing the past of Sri Lanka are considered for publication.


ISSN 2816-9425

Behavioural Sciences Undergraduate Journal

The BSUJ is a peer-reviewed, open-access, undergraduate journal focused in the behavioural sciences. Our mission reflects the learning of scientific principles, research integrity, publishing process, and constructive collaboration at foundational levels.


ISSN 2562-4687

Experiences in Spanish-English Translation/Experiencias de traducción español-inglés

A refereed journal of quality translations produced by undergraduate students of the Spanish program at Mount Royal University


ISSN 2562-4741

Imagining SoTL

Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium (IS), an annual open access publication, stems from the annual Symposium for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), hosted by Mount Royal University’s Institute for SoTL.


ISSN 2563-8289

Journal of the Academy of Forensic Nursing

The focus of this journal is to highlight scholarship relevant to forensic nursing and allied forensic professionals.


ISSN 2817-3848

Mount Royal Undergraduate Humanities Review (MRUHR)

The Mount Royal Undergraduate Humanities Review (MRUHR) is an online, student-run, annual journal of undergraduate research in the Humanities. The MRUHR invites submissions from Mount Royal University students of essays or other kinds of intellectual work appropriate for an online journal that are relevant to the subjects taught by the Mount Royal Department of Humanities (History, Philosophy, Women’s Studies, Religious Studies, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, or Art History).


ISSN 2562-4733


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