LIBSENSE webinar about good practices in using Open Journal Systems software (OJS) 3 and establishing an open access scholarly journal
Jill Claassen, the section manager of scholarly communication and research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Libraries, and Lena Nyahodza, the scholarly communication and publishing librarian at UCT, talk about library open access publishing and advancing African collection development. They discuss guidelines for establishing a scholarly journal and journal management, including the benefits of using OJS open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. They speak about configuration of OJS 3 installation and demonstrate the management role (-OJS navigation interface/dashboard, journal and website settings); workflow settings (configuration of the editorial section), and distribution settings (visibility of the journal).
In the second part of the webinar (in French) that starts from the 42nd minute, Bessem Aamira, Ingénieur en Informatique, Centre National Universitaire de Documentation Scientifique et Technique (CNUDST), shares CNUDST experiences of using OJS, presents OJS 3 and how it is different from the previous OJS versions, explains how to set it up and also provides a live demo of using OJS.
See the slides:
- Jill Claasen: Library publishing: advancing African collection development (PDF)
- Lena Nyahodza: Journal management – configuration of Open Journal Systems installation (PowerPoint)
- Bessem Aamira: Experiences of using Open Journal Systems (slides in French, PDF)
And watch the webinar recording here.
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is the most widely used open source journal publishing platform in existence, with over 10,000 journals using it worldwide.