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About the JOLs

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the JOLs including what may be included, how to publish your journal through the JOLs and more. 

What is included in the JOLs?

The JOLs are databases of journals published in a country or Region (i.e. Bangladesh Journals Online or Latin America Journals Online) covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey. Journals selected for inclusion on the JOLs must be:

  1. scholarly in content, and contain original research
  2. peer reviewed and quality controlled
  3. able to provide all necessary content in electronic format (tables of contents, abstracts and PDFs of full text)
  4. published, managed and developed within their respective country

All the material is free to view, search and browse, however copyright of all content is retained by the journals or authors. Each journal will need to give permission for any use or re-use of the content that falls outside Fair Use.

The Journals Online project is not a publisher!

The JOLs project provides a service for journals which may include a platform, hosting options, advice, resource guides. We also actively promote the websites to encourage discovery of the titles and their articles. If you would like to submit an article to the journals, please do so to the journal directly.

How do I include my journal?

If you would publish your journal on a JOL site, see the criteria for inclusion and contact the JOL directly. Each JOL has an individual email address. If you would like to recommend new journals for inclusion, please let us know. We are always looking for more titles.


The Journals Online accept content from journals in good faith, with the understanding that the material to be placed on the websites contains nothing that is libellous, illegal, or an infringement of anyone's copyright or other rights. The Journals Online project retains the right to refuse to place any content on the website, and to remove anything that it considers to be either unsuitable or which could lead to legal action. The views expressed on the JOL websites are those of the article authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Journals Online or of INASP.

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