The Libraries Journal Hosting service is available to faculty, staff and students of the University of Washington; we welcome opportunities for hosting journals, either new journals or established publications.
The Libraries journal hosting service runs on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open source software platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project. Open Journal Systems software provides the tools for editors to run and manage journals under their own editorial control. The editorial tools include support for online submission, peer review and publication. Articles can be published in both html and pdf formats. Open Journal Systems supports more than text publications and can include supplementary materials in the form of images, and short audio and video clips.
Prospective editors must be willing to recruit an active Editorial Board, pursue manuscripts from the field, invite/commission commentaries, reviews and other types of articles and help the Libraries actively market the journal, and manage the publication process.
What can you expect from the UW Libraries as part of the hosting service?
- 24/7 access to your publications, with minimal downtime for maintenance
- help setting up your journal including a customized presentation interface
- exposure of articles to search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing via the OAI protocol for metadata harvesting
- records for journal titles in the UW Libraries catalog and WorldCat
- technical support for editors and authors
- training as needed