The service is provided by The University Library of Tromsø and consists of both IT tools for editorial work, and a support service for editors. The IT tool used (Open Journals System, OJS) is a leader in institution-based publishing and covers both the editorial work processes with a submission and the on-line publishing of the finished article itself. The University Library offers editorial support for establishing a new journal, training and running support for the editors in using OJS, and will work with the editors to ensure an efficient internet distribution of content to relevant search engines and databases to achieve maximum distribution and retrieval. The journal itself has to take all responsibility for the editorial work with manuscripts, peer reviewing and publishing.

Septentrio Academic Publishing offers its services to the hosted journals for free provided that publications and all their content are made freely available without any demand that users create accounts, log in or subscribe in order to access content. Septentrio's operations are funded by the university library of UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Library staff working with Septentrio: Aysa Ekanger (service coordinator), Per Pippin Aspaas, Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Obiajulu Odu, Karl Magnus Nilsen. Overall responsibility for the publishing service is with library director Johanne Raade.

We invite editors of existing journals who are thinking of transitioning to digital editions to contact us to discuss what possibilities and demands this would entail. We also suggest that scientific groups that are thinking of establishing new publication channels contact Septentrio Acacemic Publishing at septentrio@ub.uit.no.

For more information about Septentrio's services, see criteria for new journals