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DigitalCommons@TMC Get Started Guide

Digital Commons @ TMC is an online repository sponsored by The TMC Library and dedicated to serving as a scholarly resource for member institutions of the
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Publish Your Own Open Access Journal

Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike

Other than submitting your conference presentations, dissertations and theses, student projects, teaching materials, data sets, reports, images, video and audio files to DigitalCommons@TMC, another feature on this repository is the growing peer reviewed journals hosted on this site, submitted by faculty and staff from UTHealth Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Some of these journals hosted on this site include Journal of Shock and Hemodynamics (JoSH), Teaching in Clinics are currently accepting articles. The VAD journal started in 2015, is the longest running e-journal hosted on this repository.

To see all the peer reviewed journal on the DigitalComons@TMC repository, visit Open Journals


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If you are interested in getting a peer-reviewed journal started, we strongly recommend authors and editors interested in uploading works to the repository to peruse the full list of FAQs before starting the process. Fill out the eJournal Setup Form and contact us so we can help you guide through the process getting your Open Access peer reviewed journal published!

Once you have your ejournal up and running, if you ever find the need to have Digital Object Identifier setup for your articles published on the DigitalCommons@TMC platform, we can also help you set that up to help you reach more audience if needed.DOI for Journals


To meet the requirements:

  1. The journal must be faculty-led (not a student or law journal)
  2. There must be an online ISSN
  3. The journal must be actively publishing (not archival).

Digital Commons will automatically register DOIs for newly published content on faculty journals. See more information at Digital Object Identifier.

Want to have more folks reading your journal after it has been published? Consider registering your journal from Open Journals on Directory of Open Access Journals. The DOAJ index offers a voice to your journals, in any language or subject, increasing their visibility and ability to comply with best publishing practices - opening the door to discovery of research around the world.

To meet application requirements, the journal must be actively publishing scholarly research with at least 5 research articles annually with persistent object identifiers (DOIs) on the articles. Read more about the DOAJ Seal and see if your journal qualifies. Contact Us if you have any questions.