MSU Libraries uses Open Journal Systems, developed by the Public Knowledge Project, as a platform for publishing online open access journals. OJS handles the entire publication process, including submission, review, editing, and publication.
- Authors can submit online, and editors can handle all editing and review inside the site.
- Configurable, automated, context-sensitive emails make it quick and easy to contact authors, reviewers, subscribers, and fellow publishing staff.
- Context-sensitive Help is available on each page, and MSU Libraries also provides limited technical support.
- Journal issues are archived in Scholars Junction, MSU's Institutional Repository, for long-term preservation.
- We regularly back up the system, so that if the site goes down it can quickly be restored.
- You can easily configure requirements, journal sections, guidelines and standards, publication schedule, user roles, and more.
- Your journal can be optimized to rise higher in Google searches, indexed in reputable databases, and disseminated by libraries and fellow scholars worldwide.
- Your readers can subscribe to receive emailed updates when new issues are published, and can volunteer to review articles as part of their registration process.
Documentation and Training
- PKP Help
Documentation for Open Journal Systems and other PKP software.
Information for developers, including documentation, current issues, GitHub repository, and support forum.
- PKP School
"An online, self-paced collection of courses" dealing with the OJS software and the act of publishing a journal.
- PublicKnowledgeProject on YouTube
Presentations, sprint reports, and tutorials.
- Front-End Demo
A collection of demo sites from the end-user's point of view. See how OJS looks in a variety of available base themes.
- Back-End Demo
Log in as "admin" and use password "testdrive" to check out OJS's admin interface. Data is purged nightly.