January 22, 2022

University of Virginia Library and University of Virginia Press Announce Launch of Aperio Journals Publishing Service

From the University of Virginia Library (5/31):

2018-05-31_14-03-32Imagine an academic environment where publishers don’t charge to process articles, and students never have to pass up a course because textbooks are too expensive. The Library and the University of Virginia Press have joined forces to make the dream a reality. They’ve created Aperio—an open access publishing service dedicated to making high-quality journals, monographs, textbooks, and other online educational resources available immediately, for free, to anyone!

Aperio Journals is the Library’s first publication service, breaking through the barriers standing in the way of scholarly communication…

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

Note: aperio Website went live earlier this month. 

From the Aperio Website

Operated by the University of Virginia Library, Aperio Journals publishes discipline-leading, high-quality open access journals that are freely and immediately available online. By removing price and permission barriers for readers everywhere we increase the dissemination, visibility, accessibility, and impact of research and scholarship across the disciplines.

We recognize that no institution can afford to provide access to all of the literature that readers need. The high cost of journal subscriptions not only functions to artificially limit the accessibility of articles, it also decreases their potential research impact. Therefore, we make all of our articles freely available with little or no restrictions on reuse. This will increase the dissemination and impact of our authors’ work, foster collaboration among researchers and scholars, and promote further inquiry.


Aperio publishes open access journals that reflect the various fields of knowledge represented at UVA, including new and interdisciplinary lines of inquiry.

Aperio works towards the decommodification of research and scholarship; our journals have very low or no author-facing charges and are published under a Creative Commons license, making them free for readers everywhere to access and us

Direct to Aperio Website

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.