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Open Journal Systems - OJS [PKP]

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source journal management and publishing system. OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research. OJS is open source software made freely available to journals worldwide for the purpose of making open access publishing a viable option for more journals.    
free of cost
on request
License model:
GNU/GPL (General Public License)
Information Website (URL):
Possibilitie(s) for modification:
There is a mature plugin infrastructure and numerous community contributions
Hardware requirement:
Windows- or Linux-Server, runs in a simple shared-server environment, too
Addon(s) / Plugin(s):
There are a lot of <a href="http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewforum.php?f=28" target="_blanc">OJS plugins</a> (e.g. import/export, citation formats, themes, etc.)
Use external software / services:
Requires a web server, PHP 4.3 or above and a MySQL/PostgreSQL data base. Many external systems (e.g. indexing or archiving tools) can optionally be integrated.
There are thousands of electronic journals worldwide. You can find a sample of OJS journals here. Video product introduction OJS Find more video tutorials here.  
Architecture (Text):
OJS is an object-oriented web application (Client/Server). Great value is placed on an open, extendable architecture and minimal system requirements, so that also journals with a small budget or less technical experience may use and expand the software. A significant number of free to use plug-ins have already been made available by the community.
  • Software
  • Application type(s) functional:
  • (meta) search & browsing
  • digital objects management
  • metadata management & exchange
  • presentation of publication / collection / digital object
  • Scope in e-publishing process:
  • (meta) search & browsing
  • digital objects management
  • metadata management & exchange
  • presentation of publication / collection / digital object
  • Digital object type(s):
  • documents
  • Application type(s) technical:
  • Interface
  • Web Application (manual)
  • Supported language(s):
  • Arabic
  • Basque
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Nepali
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Technology format(s):
  • CrossRef
  • LDAP
  • METS
  • PayPal
  • PDF
  • PubMed Central-XML
  • XML
  • Operating system(s):
  • Linux / Unix
  • MAC OS
  • Windows XP
  • Programming language(s):
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Database system(s):
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

  • Last update:
    26.10.2012 (11:10:00)
    Creation date:
    19.11.2009 (13:11:30)

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