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Editing your Journals Website Page on OJS


Creating your Static Page

This guide will walk you through the process of making your journal's home page welcoming and accessible. The guide includes tips around adding a logo and adding an image to the sidebar of your journal's website.

Creating a Static Page

First, you will want to open your OJS Dashboard.

  1. Once there, you will select "Settings" and then "Website" as seen below:

  1. Now you will be taken to the "Website Settings" screen.  On the right hand side of the screen, you should see one of the top row of tabs that reads "Static Pages." Click on this tab.

  1. As you can see, I have already created a static page on this journal website titled, "Library Test Journal Information Page" This is also where I would come to edit my static page once it is done, but for now, we will go through Adding a Static Page.  Click "Add Static Page" to be brought to the next step.


  1. After you click Add Static Page, a window will pop up with three main pieces of information to fill out.
    • First you will be prompted to choose a path for your new page.  This is basically a convenient way to choose your own URL.  As you can see in the example above, I have selected "static_page_example" and so, when done, this page's full URL will be ""
    • Next you are prompted for a title for the page.  This will appear at the top of the page as well as in any navigation guides on the site when the page is linked to.  It is a good idea to have this be similar to your chosen Path to limit confusion.  I have mimicked the name exactly.
    • Finally, you will have a chance to update the content on the page you have created.  Images, plain text, links, etc - a static page is like a blank slate for your to tell your audience any extra details about your journal. 
    • You can add images as well, (I have added a picture of a doggo, which you can see in the shot below. OJS does not have many options for image formatting in this screen, however, so do be cautious of overcrowding your page with images as they may move around when readers try to access this content.)
  2. Once you have filled in all of your information, Click Save and you have created your static page.  Now you will be able to view or edit your static page from the main static pages menu:

To take a look at your static page, you can simple click the path listed next to the name - this will bring you to the page you have just created on your OJS platform.  Here is what that example looks like.  

Until you map to this page, this is the only way to view it - which means it is not accessible to readers yet.  Go to the next page to find out how to place this page somewhere visible to your audience.