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Journals@UIC (Journals@University of Illinois at Chicago): OJS & Journal Support

OJS Documentation

Additional OJS and Journal Support

OJS UserGuide

The OJS userguide provides is an introduction to the various features and roles in OJS.

Customizing Your OJS Journal

Learn how to customize your journal look using the Journal Manager without resorting to additional coding. (You can also find a list of several screenshots highlighting attractive design modifications or innovative features here.) Users familiar with XML style sheets can learn how to further customize their journal's cascading style sheet (css).

An Introduction to Use of Roles in Open Journal Systems

PowerPoint presentation illustrating with tables and screen shots how OJS uses different roles to manage and publish journals online.

Indexing Your Journal in the Major Commercial Journal Databases

The procedures for getting a journal indexed in various databases vary from vendor to vendor. A short list of instructions for applying for the indexing of your journal in various databases has been created to get you started.

Using PayPal for OJS

This document outlines the steps to create a PayPal account and configure OJS and OCS to collect secure online payments.

Using Banner for OJS

At this point, it is not possible to collect fees through Banner. We hope to offer this service in the future.

Importing and Exporting Data with OJS

This document details the five import/export plugins available with OJS: the CrossRef, Erudit and PubMed export plugins; the Users import and export plugin; and the Articles & Issues import and export plugin. Special consideration is also given to the web-based expedited article submission process available to journal editors.

Embedding Multimedia into OJS

Using Web 2.0 tools like Blip and Slideshare, you can embed videos or slide shows directly into an OJS or OCS page.

Getting Found, Staying Found, Increasing Impact

This document shows OJS publishers how to raise a journal's profile, and suggests strategies for the preservation of their content.

Developing Open Access Journals: A practical guide David J Solomon, PhD

This is an abridged version of the original book published by Chandos Publishing, Oxford England. This version lacks the chapters covering background information and the depth of coverage of the topics in the original work. It is organized in an outline format.

Establishing and Publishing an Online Peer-Reviewed Journal: Action Plan, Resourcing, and Costs

The findings of an independent analyst, whose work not only highlights the strengths of OJS, but also answers many questions others will have in the early stages of starting a journal, including the critical issues of time, costs, and planning.

You can visit the OJS site for additional documentation.