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Open Journals @ Queen's

Our Service Model

Acting as host and online distributor for your journal, Queen’s University Library will:

  • Provide the technical infrastructure to host and distribute the journal via the Open Journal Systems (OJS) publishing system, located at:
  • Support Journal Managers and Editorial Teams in the set-up and maintenance of their publication
  • Provide support for basic configurations to the journal interface
  • Provide advice and support on the visibility and discoverability of journal content via search engines like Google, Google Scholar and other subject-specific databases of choice
  • Mint Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for new articles published in your journal. See: DOIs & Your OJS Journal
  • Advise on researcher and publication discovery mechanisms such as ORCiD.  See: Distinguish Yourself with an ORCID iD
  • Provide journal usage statistics to journal teams and readers, as required
  • Provide help and advice on copyright, permissions and licensing
  • Provide advice and support on future preservation and archiving of journal content.

Acting as publisher for the journal, the faculty member, student, department or unit represented by the journal Manger(s) will:

  • Manage the administration of the journal including all submissions, review and editing processes and workflows within the Open Journal Systems publishing system
  • Develop and maintain all policies and guidelines relating to the journal such as Copyright; Peer Review; Privacy Statement; Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement; Permissions and Licensing etc.
  • Be responsible for the production of journal content and quality control there-after
  • Represent the journal editorial team in liaising with Queen's OJS Administrator on any matters related to the publication.