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Publishing with Open Journal Systems (OJS)


OJS Documentation

Information to assist potential and current ejournal editors

OJS is a roles-based system. Tasks are assigned to a role; users can have one (or more) roles depending on the tasks they need to perform. Roles available in OJS include Journal Manager, Editor, Section Editor, Copyeditor, Layout Editor, Proofreader, Author, Reviewer, Reader, and Subscription Manager (not used at BC as our journals are all open access).

Although the documents below are comprehensive, some files may be written to a specific workflow and hence not applicable in all circumstances. Documentation provided here covers only a portion of the workflow tasks in OJS. Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like documentation specific to your journal.


Other Documentation & Training Materials

PKP has created PKP School, a series of online courses based on OJS. These cover the full functionality of OJS; you may want to pick and choose topics that are most relevant for your situation and workflow.