Journals@UC is a platform for journal publishing using Open Journal Systems (OJS) software. OJS provides management tools that support and help to automate the publishing process for journals.  Journals@UC can also provide long-term storage and online access to published journal content.  

Online, open access journals are encouraged, but not required for participation. 

If you are a member of the University of Cincinnati community and are interested in using the OJS system and our hosting service for publishing a  new or established journal, contact the Journals@UC Team.

This service is provided by the University of Cincinnati Libraries and UC Information Technology.

  • The Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching

    The JRPCT promotes scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning.   


    Issue 3, Number 2, will be available this winter; this issue will be a special invitation issue on sustaining innovation in teaching.


    See the table of contents above for Issue 3, Number 1. For past issues, please click on the "Archive" menu item in the top menu ribbon.  


    The Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching publishes articles focused on promoting student learning. Articles should address themes around promoting effective practices in teaching and learning. The Journal reflects the breadth of the work in the scholarship of teaching and learning. We accept articles in the following categories.



    1. Data-Driven Studies: formal research projects using appropriate empirical methods for examining a particular research question. Acceptable articles establish a research rigor that leads to significant new understanding of pedagogy.

    2. Literature Reviews: reviews should illuminate new relationships and understanding of the area under review. Literature reviews include meta-analysis, analytical and integrated reviews.

    3. Case Studies: should focus on an intense analysis of a specific teaching situation or problem that led to a solution. Case studies should have the following components: description of the teaching situation or problem, solution or solutions attempted, quantitative or qualitative analysis of the effectiveness of the solution, reflection on the implications and possible generalization to other settings or populations.

  • Focus on German Studies

    Focus on German Studies is a scholarly journal for German language literature and German Studies, which is run and published exclusively by graduate students at the University of Cincinnati. We publish only writing submitted by other graduate students. Our format includes articles on German Studies, German literature, interviews with German-speaking authors, and book reviews of contemporary literature. For more information, see www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/german/focus/.

    From 1994 through 2000, this journal was known as Focus on Literatur: a journal for German-language literature.