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A collection of user guides, documentation and other publishing resources for users of the journal hosting a service and Open Journal Systems (OJS).

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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

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


Scholarly Communications Team

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