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Monday, February 05, 2007

National Library of Australia gears up to publish OA journals

Bobby Graham, Open Publish: Open access to scholarly research, a paper presented at Information Online 2007, February 1, 2007.  (Thanks to Gary Price.)

Abstract:   The National Library of Australia is trialling the Open Journal Systems (OJS) digital publishing software to advance their understanding of managing an online open access journal publishing service. Findings from the project will be used to inform the development of a sustainable business model for hosting an online, open access journal publishing service at the Library.

The trial is being conducted in conjunction with the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) to migrate their peer-reviewed journal, JASAL, to an online format. In addition, the OJS software will be used to examine issues related to persistent citation and preservation of journal articles.

This paper highlights the process of working with the JASAL editorial team, using OJS to assist with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. The process includes the integration of past issues into OJS as well as the publication of the current journal in both print and digital format. The trial is available [here].