EIFL checklist for using OJS in journal publishing
Updated version of our checklist of good practices in using Open Journal Systems software (OJS) for open access journal editing and publishing

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We have updated the EIFL checklist of good practices in using the free and open source software, Open Journal System (OJS), for journal editing and publishing. 

The checklist, by Iryna Kuchma, Manager of the EIFL Open Access Programme (EIFL-OA) and Milica Ševkušić, EIFL-OA Project Coordinator, takes forward an objective of EIFL’s strategic plan - to foster the creation and maintenance of open public infrastructures that enable the publication and sharing of research in open access journals and open repositories. OJS is the most widely used journal publishing software in EIFL partner countries.

This is the third version of the checklist. It includes an overview of the latest release of OJS 3 (OJS 3.4.0-4 released on 17 November 2023) and tips on software plugins, journal publishing procedures and policies, system security, usage statistics, and suggestions for improving accessibility, visibility and discoverability of content. It also includes a section about indexing your journals in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and recommendations for further reading. 

OJS is created by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), which is a multi-university initiative developing free and open source software to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.

Visit EIFL Resources to download the updated checklist.