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 two distinct issues a year. The first issue is an annual release, which works in collaboration with the Graduate School’s postgraduate conference. All papers presented at the conference are invited to submit for peer review and the opportunity for publication. The second issue 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

    University College Cork has over 1000 doctoral students doing research in almost every field of academia. "The Boolean" is an on-line collection of short papers in which these students describe their area of research and some of their main findings and was published on an annual basis from 2010-2015. The aspiration is to publish more volumes in the future

  • 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.

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

    SCENARIO is a bilingual (English–German), fully peer-reviewed journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research.

    Its 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.