In order to encourage the creation, the evaluation, the dissemination and the acquisition of knowledge, UCLouvain actively encourages the free access to scientific knowledge and to research outputs by supporting the publication of academic Open Access Journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS).
We help our researchers to publish and manage journals free from the constraints of commercial publishers by providing access to our OJS plateform free of charge and by dispensing help with the initial set up of a journal, as well as supplying ongoing support.
UCLouvain's definition of openness is aligned with the definition provided by the Open Knowledge Foundation : "Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness)." (OpenDefinition, 2017). Therefore, all journals hosted on ojs.uclouvain.be are fully Open Access and use a Creative Commons licence.
The Société has founded a free journal, accessible through the web and in accordance with the international standards. Entitled Lato Sensu, Revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences, it comes out twice or thrice a year and publishes texts in both French and English. The main criterion for a paper to be accepted is, of course, its scientific relevance, but its originality is also weigh in the balance. Different formats are carried, from standard papers to states of the art essays, debates, thematic issues, etc. The journal relies on the help and advice of a prestigious scientific board composed in equal parts of philosophers and scientists.
The "Revue Quetelet/Quetelet Journal" (RQJ) is a bilingual thematic journal (English and French) of the Centre for Demographic Research of Louvain University (UCL), in Belgium. RQJ accepts original contributions that follow the usual format of empirical papers but also papers that have unusual formats: theoretical literature review, methodological papers, advocacy for heterodox or controversial ideas, negative results, replication of previously published results, descriptive results on new data, unusual datasets, mixed-methods, etc.
TheoLogica is a multidisciplinary research journal focused on philosophy of religion and theology (analytic theology, natural theology, philosophical theology), exploring philosophical and theological topics with the standards of conceptual clarity and rigorous argumentation, which are recognized (in particular but not exclusively) in the analytic tradition. The Journal adopts the Open Access Journal (free access) in order to promote research and development of philosophy of religion and theology. In order to foster international scientific discussion between different linguistic communities, we welcome articles and reviews written in Spanish, French, English, Italian and German.
Negative Effects in Medical Sciences: oral and maxillofacial surgery
Currently scientific journals all around the world accept to publish only positive effects of experimental and clinical research. Only successful studies have the right to be published and cited.
However, positive effects in research are frequently achieved after years of negative results. The negative results should also be accessible for scientific community as they represent the main source of progress, of inspiration, and of hope.
Le Réseau international sur la professionnalisation des communicateurs (RESIPROC) regroupe des chercheurs et praticiens belges, canadiens et français. Il a été constitué en 2011 afin de comprendre les évolutions des pratiques en communication, d’interroger le rôle des formations universitaires en communication, de renforcer le dialogue entre les communautés professionnelles et universitaires et, in fine, de définir ce qu’il faut entendre par professionnalisation en et de la communication.
Afin de valoriser ces recherches, le réseau lance Les Cahiers du RESIPROC, sous la direction de François Lambotte (prof. en communication à l’UCL– LASCO, Belgique).
En 2015 Les Cahiers changent de nom et deviennent la revue Communication et professionnalisation. Ce changement a un double objectif : celui de rendre plus directement lisible et explicite le projet éditorial et son positionnement en SIC d’une part; d’autre part, il s’agit de lever une ambiguïté possible sur le terme de « Cahiers », qui ne traduit pas suffisamment le fonctionnement d’une publication scientifique. En 2017, la revue passe à un rythme de publication semestriel.