IUScholarWorks includes a service for managing and publishing IU faculty and graduate student edited journals. If you’re interested in getting a handle on the editorial workflow process (i.e., less email in your personal inbox!) or if you’re interested in pursuing an open access publishing business model for your journal, please contact us to talk about the possibilities.
We support the OJS software platform. OJS = Open Journal Systems and is a product of the Public Knowledge Project. The OJS software is a robust content management system for managing the editorial work of the journal. It includes support for author submissions – including agreement to the journal’s copyright policy, peer review – including reviewer forms, and the editorial work for sections. At its core is a large database that keeps track of all the communications between the involved scholars as well as all the article versions produced along the way.
OJS can also publish your journal if it is based on an open access publishing model – meaning free and available to the world on the internet. OJS provides RSS feeds for tables of contents to readers and you can allow readers to make comments on the content.
Please review the journals that publish with IUScholarWorks Journals. Please know that we can support the editorial work if you publish with another publisher. We can also address archiving open access backfiles if a journal could benefit from such a service. No matter what option you choose, if you partner with IUScholarWorks Journals your content will be highly discoverable by search engines – including Google Scholar, the IU Libraries along with our partners in the Digital Library Program will take measures to preserve the content for the foreseeable future, and we will provide article level use statistics that are of value to both authors and editors.