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A collection of user guides, documentation and other publishing resources for users of Edinburgh Diamond, Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP).

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Journal Publishing

The below resources may be helpful to those managing and publishing journals, particularly when using OJS.

Using Open Journal Systems (OJS)

Guides for journals using the Library's hosting service:

Also see:

Being a Journal Editor

Managing the publication process

Peer review

Publication ethics and publication malpractice

Book Publishing

The below resources may be helpful to those managing and publishing book projects, particularly when using OMP.


Creative Commons licences

Copyright & permissions

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

Copyediting & production

Promotion & discovery

Resources for service providers

The resources below may be helpful to libraries and other organisations that provide, or are planning to launch, a hosting or publishing service.

OJS and OMP resources

  • PKP Documentation Hub – includes OJS 3 user guide, admin guide, GDPR guidebook, theming guide
  • PKP School – collection of free online courses on OJS and journal publishing
  • PKP Community Forumask questions, search for fixes and workarounds, and communicate with PKP and the wider OJS and OMP community
  • PKP-WAL GitHub – check for reported bugs and upcoming features

Upgrading to OJS 3

Running a library-based publishing service

Support for XML-based publishing in OJS


Edinburgh Diamond, Scholarly Communications Team

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