Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an pen-source software for the management of peer-reviewed academic journals and is created by the Public Knowledge Project.
The software has a ‘plugin’ architecture, similar to other community-based projects such as WordPress, allowing new features to be easily integrated without the need to change the entire core code base. Some of the plugins contributed to OJS include tools to facilitate indexing in Google Scholar and PubMed Central, a feed plugin providing RSS/Atom web syndication feeds, a COUNTER plugin, allowing COUNTER statistics and reporting, and more. OJS is also LOCKSS-compliant, helping to ensure permanent archiving for ongoing access to the content of the journal. To improve reader’s engagement, PKP has developed a series of Reading Tools, which provide access to related studies, media stories, government policies, etc. in open access databases.
SCANBIT supports libraries, universities and publishers to meet the challenge of publishing their journals and articles through OJS, providing services such as OJS implementation, metadata management (conversion, completion, enrichment and cleansing), public interface customization, training and integration with other related applications and search engines (OAI-PMH).