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Using OJS to manage & publish your online Open Access journal

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Using OJS to manage & publish your online Open Access journal

  1. 1. Using OJS to manage & publish your online Open Access journal Presented by Ina Smith DOAJ Ambassador ina@doaj.org
  2. 2. Agenda • Open Journal Systems (OJS) • Open Source Software • Installing OJS & creating a journal • Setting up a journal • Workflow • Publishing an issue
  3. 3. “Scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to Open Access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to Open Access.” Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002
  4. 4. Open Journal Systems (OJS) • Journal management & publishing system, web site – all in one • Licensed as Open Source Software (OS) (GNU General Public License) • Developed by Public Knowledge Project (PKP) & Simon Fraser University • Community of developers • Download and install on local server https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ • Version 3.0 in August/September 2016
  5. 5. Benefits of OJS • Installed locally and locally controlled • Online submission and management of all content • Central archive – documentation, communication etc • Comprehensive indexing of journal content • Reading tools for content • Plugins (additional tools) • Email notifications and commenting options • Builds capacity, reduces dependency • Allows for flexible publishing frequency • Editors configure requirements, sections, review process
  6. 6. http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl
  7. 7. http://jmhs.cmsny.org/index.php/jmhs
  8. 8. http://sensoria.swinburne.edu.au/index.php/sensoria
  9. 9. http://www.ethicsandglobalpolitics.net/index.php/egp
  10. 10. http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/
  11. 11. http://journals.assaf.org.za/sacq
  12. 12. http://journals.assaf.org.za
  13. 13. https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ojs-usage/ojs-map/
  14. 14. Open Source Software (OSS)(1) • Developers highly skilled, self-motivated, peer recognition • Clean design, reliability, maintainability, standards, interoperability • Community approach • Code available & transparent – no clever salesperson • No purchase, but resources to install, customize, maintain • Versions released – keep to most recent stable version
  15. 15. Open Source Software (OSS)(2) • No registration of licenses • Less vulnerable – viruses, downtime, loss of data, security breaches, hacking • Self-empowerment – develop local skills – lifelong self-learning • OJS Base URL available to harvesters/databases • Interoperability with systems such as ORCID, Creative Commons, Crossref, DOAJ, Portico
  16. 16. Hosting Solutions • Self-hosting on a server at home institution • Self-hosting on a server in the cloud e.g. with Hetzner https://hetzner.co.za/ • PKP/OJS Publishing Services https://pkpservices.sfu.ca/content/journal-hosting
  17. 17. Requirements for self-hosting • PHP 4.2.x or later (including PHP 5.x) with MySQL or PostgreSQL support • A database server: MySQL 4.1 or later OR PostgreSQL 8.0 or later • UNIX-like OS recommended (such as Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, etc.) • Download OJS 2.4.8-1 (.tar.gz) (18 MB) • See https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ojs_download/
  18. 18. Testdrive OJS See https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ojs_demo/
  19. 19. Creating a journal on a federated OJS
  20. 20. User Home >> Journal Manager >> Users
  21. 21. User Home >> Journal Manager >> Users >> Users Enrolled in this Journal
  22. 22. User Home >> Journal Manager >> Users >> Create New User
  23. 23. http://pkpschool.sfu.ca/becoming-an-editor/module-1/unit-5-editorial-titles-and- positions/ Variations in editorial role:
  24. 24. Example workflow
  25. 25. 1 2 3 4 5
  26. 26. Details
  27. 27. <meta name="description" content="This academic peer-reviewed journal is an open access journal for policy makers, practitioners, and the research community, on crime and related issues in South Africa."> <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX, FOLLOW"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF- 8">
  28. 28. Policies
  29. 29. http://www.portico.org/digital-preservation/
  30. 30. Submissions
  31. 31. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
  32. 32. ArticlelevelCCL
  33. 33. Base URL: http://journals.assaf.org.za/sacq/oai
  34. 34. Management
  35. 35. Also see: Journal Management >> System Plugins >> Public Identifier Plugins >> DOI
  36. 36. The Look
  37. 37. 1 2 3 4 5
  38. 38. http://www.youtube.com/user/PublicKnowledgeProj/
  39. 39. http://pkpschool.sfu.ca/
  40. 40. XML • XML was designed to carry data - with focus on what data is • HTML was designed to display data - with focus on how data looks • XML tags are not predefined like HTML tags are • It simplifies data sharing • It simplifies data transport • It simplifies platform changes • It simplifies data availability http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_whatis.asp
  41. 41. XML OJS Parsing Service http://pkp-udev.lib.sfu.ca/
  42. 42. Online ISSN http://www.nlsa.ac.za/index.php/bibsa/isn-agency
  43. 43. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeoDepositing policy
  44. 44. “Without data you are just another person with an opinion.” – W. Edwards Deming http://dataverse.org/
  45. 45. Referencing for authors https://www.refme.com/
  46. 46. General email for journal
  47. 47. Thank you for assisting with developing and building a database of quality, peer-reviewed Open Access journals!

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