Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open-source journal management system that is used by many institutions. It was developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), "a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing." PKP has developed instructional materials to support those who use OJS to publish their journals.
If you're a new user to OJS, we suggest you start with the following resources from PKP:
Journal Managers in OJS are responsible for setting up the basic functions of the journal and its web site and for managing users.
For those that prefer to learn how to use OJS from short YouTube videos, PKP School is also available through the PublicKnowledgeProject channel. Here is the listing of PKPSchool videos for Journal Managers.
Setting up a Journal in OJS 3.3
Digital Publishing Services, an initiative of KU Libraries, provides publishing services that increase the impact and visibility of the high-quality research of KU faculty, staff and students. Our online open access publishing model follows best practices and standards that are designed to increase the reach and impact of the research, as well as providing long-term stewardship of the material after publication. In order to facilitate broad participation by the KU community in open access publishing, all of our services are offered free of charge.
Editors in OJS are responsible for the editorial workflow from submission to publication. Editors accept submissions, assign reviewers, oversee copyediting and layout functions, and publish the completed issues.
For those that prefer to learn how to use OJS from short YouTube videos, PKP School is also available through the PublicKnowledgeProject channel. Here is the listing of PKPSchool videos for Editors.
Editorial Workflow for OJS 3.3
OJS Journal editors and managers may wish to make available to authors and reviewers links to these YouTube videos from the PublicKnowledgeProject channel:
Information for Authors:
Information for Reviewers: