As part of the commitment to increasing open access to research, the University of Texas Arlington Libraries are using Open Journal Systems (OJS) to provide online hosting for academic journals for UTA faculty, staff and students. OJS is a collaborative, open source software project maintaned by the Public Knowledge Project. The OJS system has a highly configurable system for editorial workflows with features including:
When you are ready to create your open access journal, the Library will:
The journal owners are responsible for publishing content (including copyediting and layout), designing the look of the journal and managing subscribers.
Current UT-Arlington affiliated OJS journals:
Implementation will go more smoothly if you have a strong sense of your readiness.
The more complex your setup, the more planning and time you will need to invest.
For an indepth look at creating an open access journal, consult Developing Open Access Journals: A practical guide by David Solomon, 2008.
If you are interested in setting up a journal, contact us. We'll set up an initial meeting to talk about your goals and the ways we can help. At this meeting, we will ask for some basic information in order to set up the journal. We will need:
Once we have created your journal, you will be sent login details and you can begin to set up your journal.