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
Documentation for Open Journal Systems and other PKP software.
Information for developers, including documentation, current issues, GitHub repository, and support forum.
"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.
A collection of demo sites from the end-user's point of view. See how OJS looks in a variety of available base themes.
Log in as "admin" and use password "testdrive" to check out OJS's admin interface. Data is purged nightly.