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Open Journals LMU

The University Library supports all members of the LMU who are planning to found an online journal with the software Open Journal Systems. The University Library hosts the journal, provides a data backup solution and offers an introduction to as well as ongoing support for back-end administration, editing and layouting.

Arcadia - Explorations in Environmental History

„Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History” is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication platform for short, illustrated, and engaging environmental histories. Embedded in a particular time and place, each story focuses on a site, event, person, organization, or species as it relates to nature and human society. By publishing digitally on the Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia promotes accessibility and visibility of original research in global environmental history and cognate disciplines.

Incipiens - Zeitschrift für Erstpublikationen aus der Philosophie und ihrer Geschichte

The research journal Incipiens - Journal for New Publications in Philosophy and its History was published by the Faculty of Philosophy, the Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies at the LMU between 2013 and 2016. In October 2016 funding for Incipiens ceased, so that no new contributions can currently be accepted.

Journal of Global Theatre History

This Journal presents recent research on theatre, opera, dance, and popular entertainment against the backdrop of globalization studies, transnational and transcultural processes of exchange. It places a particular emphasis on the institutional dimensions of the performing arts.


Online journal published regularly by the Graduate School Language & Literature - Class of Language at the LMU Munich.


Online journal regularly publishing outstanding theses in business administration.


Lehrerbildung@LMU (Teacher Training at the LMU) is a digital magazine focusing on “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung”, or QLB (Initiative for Quality in Teacher Training), and published online by the LMU Munich.

Mitteilungen zur Kirchlichen Zeitgeschichte

The journal “Mitteilungen zur Kirchlichen Zeitgeschichte” (Minutes on Contemporary Church History) focuses on the development of German and international Protestantism in the 20th century, also covering the emergence of the contemporary world and the challenges it faces.

Münchener Theologische Zeitschrift (MThZ)

The Münchener Theologische Zeitschrift (MThZ) (Munich Journal of Theology) is edited and published quarterly by the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the LMU Munich. The online version always appears one year later than the print edition.


NomoK@non is an online journal in the field of law and religion. The journal contains articles on current and historical topics from the intersection between law and religion and is targeted at scholars and practitioners from the academic and social sectors. The focus is both on national and supranational law („Nomos“) relating to religion, and on internal religious law, in particular canon law („Kanon“). The journal was founded in 1998 by Prof. Dr Richard Puza; since 2021 it has been edited by Prof. Dr Dr Burkhard Berkmann.

o-bib. Das offene Bibliotheksjournal

o-bib. The Open Library Journal - the clue is in the name. Contributions are published on open access under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY).

Virtual Exhibitions

Virtual Exhibitions are born‐digital, peer‐reviewed projects published by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. Curated by experts in the environmental humanities, they contextualize and interpret collections of digitized materials, resulting in research‐based, engaging multimedia stories with scholarly as well as public appeal.


The Young Journal of European Affairs (YJEA) is a journal run by the students at the Geschwister Scholl Institute at Munich's LMU.

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