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Open Journal Systems (OJS)


Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open-source piece of software that publishes journals online. OSU hosts OJS on a server for any publication (does not have to be affiliated with OSU) that commits to open-access publishing. The software supports everything from managing an entire submission and peer-review process through publication down to simply hosting and publishing a final copy of an article. The software creates an individual website for each journal with various theming options.

This LibGuide contains documentation for processes involving Open Journal Systems (OJS). Processes are listed on the left. The library currently supports OJS 3. OJS is hosted at the following URL:

Current contact information

Project lead: Brandon Katzir (

DRDS department head: Juliana Nykolaiszyn (

System administrator: Nikhil Motwani (