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Open Journal Systems

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Open Journal Systems (OJS) is open source software for the managing and publishing of journals. Developed as part of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), OJS is one of four open source software solutions available. The others include Open Conference Systems, Open Monographs Systems, and Open Harvester Systems. They can all be down loaded freely from the PKP Web site. OJS provides an easy to use system for researchers, scholars, librarians, scientists, publishers, and societies to publish journals with little to no budget. The entire publishing cycle from submission to publication can be accomplished within OJS. As listed on their Web site, OJS offers a number of unique features that makes it stand out from similar products currently on the market.

OJS is installed locally and locally controlled.

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.

E-mail notification and commenting ability for readers.

Complete context-sensitive online Help support.

Publication date: July 1, 2013

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