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Support on management and publication of scientific journals

Support on management and publication of scientific journals

Support on management and publication of scientific journals

Revistes científiques de la Universitat de Barcelona (RCUB), the UB journal portal, offers access to scientific journals published or co-published by the UB in various fields.
Description of RCUB
The portal was created – and continues to be managed – with the Open Journal Systems (OJS), open-source software developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
RCUB includes:


  • Scientific journals that are currently in print
  • Scientific journals that are no longer in print, but whose archives are available in digital format
RCUB enables different types of publication depending on your journal’s needs:


  • Basic management: publication of only the table of contents and final versions of the papers, in PDF or HTML format
  • Full management: management and independent control by the editor of the entire publishing process for the electronic journal, from the receipt of manuscripts by potential authors to the acceptance of papers by an editorial committee, peer review, corrections, etc., and the issue’s final publication
  • Reference management: only a description of the journal and publication of the table of contents, where possible

The purpose of this portal is twofold: to help bring these journals to a wider audience, and to provide UB editors with a tool for managing and publishing their electronic journals.

RCUB objectives
  • To enable the editorial management and publication of an electronic journal from a single online platform
  • To create a single search and dissemination environment for UB journals
  • To encourage publication in digital format and open access
  • To facilitate the preservation of journals for future use
  • To continue the UB’s involvement in both national projects, such as Catalan Journals in Open Access (RACO), and international ones, via the use of the Open Archives Initiative d'Open Archives Initiative (OAI) interoperability protocol
Support from the CRAI to the editors of scientific journals of the UB

What we offer from the CRAI:


  • Server maintenance and updating of the OJS open-source software
  • Training on the use of OJS
  • Advice on managing copyright and intellectual property
  • Guidelines for improving a journal’s position in both Spanish and international rankings and for increasing quality and visibility
  • Entry of the tables of contents of RCUB journals in RACO and Dialnet. When a journal is registered with RCUB, the CRAI regularly updates the tables of contents in both repositories
Calls for recognition of UB scientific journals

revista_reconeguda.pngSince 2010, the Office of the Vice-Rector for Outreach and Internationalization has published Calls for the recognition of UB scientific journals and grants to publish them  (Catalan)

These calls are intended to provide financial assistance to UB members (research groups, teaching staff, UB schools or departments) who publish or wish to publish electronic journals, although the grants may also be used for parallel publication on paper.

More information on recognized journals (2010-2022) (Catalan)

Further information



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