Library Publishing Through OJS by Dr. Muhammad Sajid Mirza
Library Publishing through
Open Journal System
Dr. Muhammad Sajid Mirza
Principal Librarian I Dr. M. Hamidullah Library
Islamic Research Institute, IIUI
Public Knowledge Project (PKP) was founded by John Willinsky in the Faculty of
Education at UBC, with Pacific Press Professorship endowment, dedicated to
improving the scholarly and public quality of research.
2000 Open Conference Systems was released as open source software.
2001 Open Journals Systems released as open source software.
2002 Open Harvester Systems released as open source software.
2002 OJS listed as “Landmark Event” on the Timeline of the Open Access Movement.
2013 Open Monograph Press 1.0 released.
Traditional vs New Models
– Journals in the sciences
– Monographs in the humanities
– Institutional Digital Repositories
– Open Access Journals
– Many more – blogs, wikis
• Partnerships with University Presses
• Library and University-based Journal Publishing
• Other New Alliances
What is OJS?
• Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and
publishing system that has been developed by the Public
Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand
and improve access to research.
• OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process,
from submissions through to online publication and indexing.
• OJS is open source software made freely available to journals
worldwide for the purpose of making open access publishing a
viable option for more journals, as open access can increase a
journal’s readership as well as its contribution to the public good
on a global scale.
• OJS is installed and controlled locally.
• Editors configure requirements, sections, review process, etc.
• Online submission and management of all content.
• Subscription module with delayed open access options.
• Comprehensive indexing of content part of global system.
• Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors’ choice.
• Email notification and commenting ability for readers.
• Complete context-sensitive online Help support.
• A server environment meeting the following
requirements is recommended:
– PHP support (4.2.x or later)
– MySQL (3.23 or later) or PostgreSQL (7.1 or later)
– Apache (1.3.2x or later) or Apache 2 (2.0.4x or
later) or Microsoft IIS 6 (PHP 5.x required)
– Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows operating