Welcome. UCC has a proud tradition of academic and student-led publication. Below you will find links to some examples of current UCC-based Open Access journals.


  • Aigne Journal

    Aigne (‘Mind’) is a peer-reviewed online postgraduate journal and falls under the auspices of the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork. Aigne was founded in 2010 by postgraduate students of the College and regularly invites submissions from both UCC students and postgraduates internationally.

    In keeping with the ethos of the College, Aigne encourages submissions that adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal uses a double-blind peer-review process to ensure anonymity and quality of submissions.

    The journal publishes an annual issue which is theme-based and open to postgraduates worldwide.

    Aigne invites submissions in both the Irish and the English language. We are further looking for enthusiastic postgraduates who would like to get involved in the workings of the journal. If you are interested in becoming an editor, reviewer or proofreader for Aigne, please do not hesitate to contact us at aigne@ucc.ie.

  • The Boolean: Snapshots of Doctoral Research at University College Cork

    The Boolean is an online postgraduate journal whose aim is to highlight the exciting and diverse range of doctoral research carried out at University College Cork for a general audience.

    There are over 1000 doctoral students registered at UCC, conducting research in almost every field of academia. The Boolean provides these students with a forum to describe their research and share their passion and curiosity with the general public and wider university community.

    Journal submissions are in the form of short papers, which are evaluated according to intelligibility and coherence for non-technical readers during the peer-review process.  

  • Scenario: A Journal of Performative Teaching, Learning, Research

    SCENARIO, founded in 2007, is a fully peer-reviewed journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research. It started off as a bilingual (English–German) journal, but has evolved into a trilingual journal and from 2023 onwards will also feature Italian language contributions.  
    Scenario's specific focus is on the role of drama and theatre in the teaching and learning of foreign/second languages, including the literatures and cultures associated with these languages.

    The journal is the main pillar of the Scenario Project which encompasses a book series and a forum for conferences, symposia and colloquia; for further details on events and initiatives that aim to promote international exchange and collaboration visit the Scenario Project homepage at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/scenario/

    SCENARIO is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

    In 2024 the Scenario Project received University College Cork's Research Award for Open Science 2023, and the Irish Open Access Publishers (IOAP)  Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Open Access Publishing Field in Ireland.

    As a journal based at University College Cork (UCC), SCENARIO adheres to UCC's policies in relation to Research Ethics  and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

  • Chimera: U.C.C. Geographical Journal

    Chimera is a postgraduate geography journal that incorporates interdisciplinary perspectives in exploring the world spatially

  • Irish Journal of Public Policy

    The Irish Journal of Public Policy is a peer-reviewed journal with the goal of providing an electronic open access forum for politics, political science, government, public policy and public administration.

  • Irish Journal of Anthropology

    The Irish Journal of Anthropology is a publication of the Anthropological Association of Ireland. The journal seeks to highlight work from anthropology and a range of related disciplines such as archaeology, cultural studies, development studies, folklore studies, Gaeilge, Irish studies, and sociology.