Open Access Publications

The University of Miami Libraries (UML) is committed to supporting Open Access (OA) initiatives by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Miami. UML currently supports two faculty run journals, Anthurium and Collaborations, as well the Audley Webster Memorial Essay Contest, an undergraduate student essay contest.

If you have questions about open access or open access journal publishing, please contact Jason Cohen (, Digital Publishing Specialist).



Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal includes scholarship on the work of visual artists, commentary on current issues in Caribbean studies and travelogues. Anthurium remains committed to bridging the digital divide by making peer reviewed, scholarly articles and creative writing available to teachers, students, scholars and persons interested in Caribbean literature and culture worldwide without fee based subscriptions.



Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, sponsored by the University of Miami and Rutgers University. It is a site for sharing research and practice emanating from university-community collaborations. It was created to highlight research that describes, examines and evaluates the many different forms of university-community collaborations.


Audley Webster

The Audley Webster Memorial Essay Contest is an annual writing competition for all students enrolled in first-year writing courses (ENG 105, 106, 107, or 208). The contest is endowed by the family of Professor Audley M. Webster, a much respected instructor who taught composition courses and closely mentored students for many years at the University of Miami. Student entries respond to assignment prompts from their first-year writing courses and demonstrate the skillful and engaging writing produced in our English Composition courses every semester.

English Composition program at the University of Miami


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