Skip to Main Content

Library - Open Access: Open Journal Systems (OJS)

What is Open Journal System

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. It is a comprehensive tool for managing your entire submission and editorial workflow and publishing your articles and issues online. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is the most widely used open source journal publishing platform in existence, with over 10,000 journals using it worldwide. 

Features includes but not limited to the following: 

  • Responsive reader front-end with a selection of free themes or designs
  • Flexible and configurable editorial workflow
  • Online submission and management of all content
  • Subscription module with delayed open access options
  • Integrated with scholarly publishing services such as Crossref, ORCiD, and DOAJ


Why Open Journal System?

At the University of Johannesburg we support open access publishing and the dissemination of information through open access platforms. Part of the our mission at UJ Library is to support research in any way that we can. There are several journals that are loosely 'housed' at the university and the editors of these journals are all faculty staff. The Open Journal System (OJS) is a digital platform on which these journals, and any other journal that faculty members may be involved in, can be hosted.

Click here for more information.