Digital and Open Publishing


JEWLScholar is the institutional repository of Middle Tennessee State University, providing open access (free) to scholarly research conducted at MTSU. Faculty, Students and Staff of MTSU may contribute materials (both born-digital and digitized materials) to JEWLScholar which creates a cohesive and useful way  for scholars to access and connect to MTSU produced research.  Materials from MTSU departments, research centers, colleges, or individuals can be deposited into the repository. Groups or individuals that do not fall into one of these categories and wish to deposit their material, may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Examples of content in JEWLScholar include theses, dissertations, department newsletters, peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings, and open textbooks or OER course materials. To submit an item, visit


Walker Library provides free journal hosting services for the MTSU community. All of the journals we service are digital and open access—free to read online. Walker Library established this journal hosting program to meet the needs and support the mission, values and vision of the university. In doing so, this also expands the role of Walker Library where collaborative faculty/student research and creative practice is valued and helps meets strategic direction goals. Learn about the Journal Hosting Options and the journal management process by visiting this guide: To view faculty and student produced journals hosted at Walker Library, visit