Workshop 3: Publishing journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS)
Venue: E-Classroom, JS Gericke Library, Stellenbosch University, c/o Victora & Ryneveld Streets, Stellenbosch (Google Maps), GPS: 33°55'59.30"S 18°51'50.61"E
Duration: 08h30 - 17h00
1. IT Infrastructure/ Hilton Gibson
2. Brief introduction to SUNJournals using OJS/ Ina Smith
3. Open Journal Systems: an open access, open source publishing system/ Kevin Stranack
About this workshop
The programme will be divided into five parts namely publishing via the gold route, and introduction to OJS, the creation of a title using OJS and tips and finer points and, dissemination and discoverability.
In terms of the first segment, attendees will be exposed to the fact that ‘self-publishing or hosting’ still retains the rigour associated with high quality journal publications/output.
The second segment will focus on the introduction of OJS as an alternate method of publishing journals via an open access platform.
The third segment, which will be the core of the workshop, will be a hands on demonstration of creating an open access journal publishing system using OJS. Attendees will also have the benefit of engaging with an expert on the software to set-up their title. Attendees will also be presented with a ‘do-it-yourself type’ help guide for easy adoption and application.
The fourth segment will be covered by the originators of the software and share some of the intricate capabilities.
The last segment will examine tools and processes that will facilitate dissemination and discoverability of content that is now available through an open access forum.