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Open Access Publishing: Mavs Open Press
Mavs Open Press offers no-cost services for scholars who wish to publish a new open-access journal or for those who would like to convert an existing print journal that has traditional copyright. 
We can also help you publish your book in open access, digital format, whether it's a scholarly monograph discussing high-level research, an open educational resource, or a less formal work that focuses on teaching practice or other topics.
Open Access Journals
When working with a managing editor and editorial board on converting an existing journal to open access or creating a new open-access journal, we provide technical support through the submission, peer-review, and final publication process using Open Journal Systems (OJS) software.
Our journal publishing services include:
For more information about starting a journal or porting an existing journal to Mavs Open Press, see Start Your Own OA Journal. For questions, please contact:​LIBRARY-SC@LISTSERV.UTA.EDU​.
UTA Published Open Access Journals
We have been collaborating with scholars to publish open-access journals for 6 years. See the full collection of UTA published open access journals on our collections page.
Book and OER Publishing
Mavs Open Press can also help you publish your book in open access, digital format. We can help with:
For more information, please contact LIBRARY-SC@LISTSERV.UTA.EDU​.
UTA Published Open Educational Resources
Mavs Open Press offers publishing services for new and remixed open educational resources (OER) authored by UTA faculty and students. OER from our collection are offered in various digital formats free of charge. Learn more about OER services.
Scholarly Communication
We support open access to scholarship, new creations of peer-reviewed publishing, preservation of scholarly information, and more.
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