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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.

Current and discontinued journals

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 German-language research journal Incipiens - Zeitschrift für Erstpublikationen aus der Philosophie und ihrer Geschichte (Journal for New Publications in Philosophy and its History) was published by the Faculty of Philosophy, the Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies at LMU Munich between 2013 and 2016. In October 2016 funding for Incipiens was discontinued, after which no further contributions could be accepted.
Published online biannually, its goal was to support students and young researchers on the path to their first citable publication.


Online journal published regularly by the Graduate School Language & Literature - Class of Language at LMU Munich. The English-language periodical JournaLIPP was founded as part of the former Linguistic International PhD Programme LIPP at LMU Munich. JournaLIPP's aim is to provide a forum enabling young researchers from the various sub-disciplines of linguistics to publish their initial results, completed studies and new projects as alumni.

Journal of Global Theatre History

The Journal of Global Theatre History (GTHJ) is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal focusing on recent research in theatre history devoted to exploring the historical dimensions of theatre, opera, dance and popular entertainment from global, transnational and transcultural perspectives. It places a particular emphasis on the institutional dimensions ot the performing arts.  

Junior Management Science

Junior Management Science (JUMS), is the scholarly journal for theses in BWL (business economics) and accepts contributions in both German and English.
With only a few clicks students can submit their work free of charge.


"Klangakt" is, on the one hand, an exchange platform that reflects the diversity of music education and music theater for young audiences. On the other hand, the goal of the journal is to make the scientific creativity transparent, to strengthen it historically in its own history of science through a foundation of secondary publications, and to enable emancipation from other disciplines through initial publications of various aesthetic, educational, and societal reflections.


Lehrerbildung@LMU (Teacher Training at the LMU) is a digital magazine focusing on „Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung” (Initiative for Quality in Teacher Training), or QLB, and published online by LMU Munich. The QLB is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), while the project network „Lehrerbildung@LMU” is responsible for its implementation at LMU Munich. The eponymous QLB-Magazin is published (in German) via the Münchener Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Munich Centre for Teacher Training).

Mitteilungen zur Kirchlichen Zeitgeschichte

The German-language 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. It contains essays, bibliographies, forum contributions, project and conference reports, alongside news relating to the broad spectrum of content and methodology of contemporary church history research.

Münchener Theologische Zeitschrift

The German-language Münchener Theologische Zeitschrift (Munich Journal of Theology) is edited by the professors of the Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät (Faculty of Catholic Theology) at LMU Munich and published quarterly by EOS-Verlag, St. Ottilien. The online version is published about a year later than the printed edition.

Münchner Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur

The "Münchner Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur" (The Munich Contributions to Jewish History and Culture) are edited by Michael Brenner, Chair of Jewish History and Culture at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The journal has been published biannually since 2007 and covers a broad range of topics in Jewish history. The issues report on the activities of the chair and also aim to inspire contributions from scholars of other institutions. Thus, they reflect the scholarly work in the field of Jewish history and culture in Munich, serving as a window into the broader academic landscape.


NomoK@non is a predominantly German-language online journal covering 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). o-bib ist a Diamond Open Access journal and is open to a wide range of library-related topics. All interested authors are welcome to submit their contributions (in German or English).


static contains the latest thought and research on dis:connectivity — the interplay of connection and disconnection in globalisation processes — especially from the humanities and the arts, and especially from the global dis:connect research centre. The journal is published under a CC BY 4.0 license, so anyone can download it, copy it, adapt it and redistribute it, in whole or in part, at no charge. static is generously funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the LMU in Munich.

Student Series of Criminology

Since December 2021 the Student Series of Criminology has published German and English academic texts on criminology written by students under the supervision of the Lehrstuhl für Strafrecht und Kriminologie (Chair of Criminal Law and Criminology) at LMU Munich.
The platform enables young students still in the early years of their academic training to engage in discussion with established researchers.

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.
They are hosted on the Environment & Society Portal (www., the Rachel Carson Center's open access digital platform and archive.

Young Journal of European Affairs

The Young Journal of European Affairs (YJEA) is a political science journal founded by young academics and based in Munich. It offers students just beginning their academic careers the opportunity of publishing research articles in English or German relating to European Union politics. The articles published in the journal cover a wide range of topics related to the European Union.

Digitized journals

Earth First Movement collection

This collection Earth First Movement features an expanding archive of journals, pamphlets and other ephemera from the Earth First! Movement and its many offshoots.


The ALARM began in 1991 as a revolutionary ecological news quarterly published by Earth First! groups active in the northeastern United States, emphasizing news and direct actions significant to regional and indigneous groups. The local Earth First! group Biodiversity Liberation Front EF! was its original publisher; issue 3 was the first issue to be broadly circulated.

Earth First

"Earth First!" is the official publication of the Earth First! movement. The environmentalist group Earth First! was founded in 1980 on the idea that every life form and ecosystem has a right to live and flourish regardless of human interests. First published as a newsletter in 1980, Earth First! has existed alongside the movement as a way to spread commonly held beliefs in Earth First! culture, such as biocentrism, deep ecology, and direct action. The magazine is also commonly known as the Earth First! Journal.

Live Wild or Die!

Live Wild or Die!, the most radical of the publications to derive from—even reject—the Earth First! movement, was published in various locations along the west coast of the United States starting in February 1988. The Rachel Carson Center's Environment & Society Portal makes archival materials openly accessible for purposes of research and education. Views expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Rachel Carson Center or its partners.

Wild Earth

Intended as yet another instrument for attacking anthropocentric ideologies and voracious agricultural/industrial civilizations, the journal "Wild Earth" was published by the Earth First! movement between 1991–2004. This collection features an expanding archive of journals, pamphlets and other ephemera from the Earth First! Movement and its many offshoots.

Das Ziel – Das neue Ziel – Klingsor

"Das Ziel"/"Das neue Ziel", "Klingsor", and "Festschrift zum Zehnjahresfest der siebenbürgischen Zeitschrift Klingsor 1924/1934" provide a unique panorama of German-speaking cultural life in interwar Romania, closely connected with Romanian and Hungarian circles and the German-speaking abroad.

Das Ziel. Kultur und Satyre

"Das Ziel" appeared from April to October 1919 in initially 1,200 copies and did not reveal a clear literary program. Voices of regional German-speaking literature like Erwin Neustädter, Otto Folberth, and Erwin Wittstock made their debut in it, but Heinrich Zillich also found "his path as a poet" here. Alfred Margul-Sperber published his "almost complete early poetry" in "Das Ziel" and, alongside Leopold R. Guggenberger, belonged to the frequently featured authors.

Das neue Ziel. Halbmonatsschrift für Kultur, Kunst und Kritik

"Das Neue Ziel" is the successor magazine to "Das Ziel" and adopted a more conciliatory tone from the beginning. The reestablishment was preceded by the realization that a magazine should "organically grow from our circumstances" and must coexist with "our circumstances", so that it could become "a meeting point for all intellectual circles, without party and partiality." Together with the publication "Ostland" in Hermannstadt and "Nerv" in Czernowitz, "Das Ziel" and "Das Neue Ziel" paved the way for "Klingsor".

Klingsor – Siebenbürgische Zeitschrift

"Klingsor. Siebenbürgische Zeitschrift", which was published from 1924 to 1939 in Kronstadt/Brașov, Romania, is the most significant German-language cultural periodical published in Southeastern Europe during the interwar period. The magazine was considered a literary and cultural platform for the generation of the war. The writer and later displaced persons official Heinrich Zillich served as the editor of Klingsor.

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